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How can I avoid the urge to take a laxative overdose?

How can I avoid the urge to take a laxative overdose?

Do you have an: eating disorder? Seek professional help whether you want to overdose to harm yourself or to try to lose weight. If you have a negative relationship with your body - consider a therapist who works with people who have negative body images or one who works with eating disorders. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Stool Softener (Definition)

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Laxative overdose, vomited & had diarrhea. It hurts to breathe when I lay down ?

See a doctor: I don't know what you mean exactly by laxative overdose. How much did you take? Taking too much laxatives should cause diarrhea, but shouldn't cause all the other symptoms you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Can the overdose of laxative cause miscarriage?

Can the overdose of laxative cause miscarriage?

Thanks for asking!: I am not ob-gyn but overdose can cause lot of cramps and there is probably risk for that i would suggest to check with OB doc. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on OTC laxatives make you miscarry?

Can overdosing on OTC laxatives make you miscarry?

Possibly: Laxatives will not cause a miscarriage directly but the ongoing malnutrition that can follow can put the futus in danger of loss or malformation. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a normal digestive rhythm again after overdosing on senna laxative tablets?

May: Take several weeks to months depending on how long you were chronically taking them. It is worth the wait and the sooner you get off the laxatives the better you will be and feel. ...Read more

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Too many laxatives, what should I do?

How old are you: first how old are you age will make a difference in the recommendation of laxative second how many is too many hydration is the key drink a lot of water and juices and avoid sodas and pop and energy drink and caffeine eat more fruit and vegetables and add more fibers to your diet exercise is an excellent bowel stimulant even by simple walking eat multiple small meals take a stool softener ...Read more

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Is taking a lot of laxatives dangerous?

Is taking a lot of laxatives dangerous?

Yes!: Laxatives should only be taken under doctor supervision. Some directly irritate your colon to contract to remove stool and can lead to depending on them for a bowel movement. Others work by removing water from your body & put it into your colon to "flush" the stool out. Both can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance if taken improperly. See your dr if you are having constipation. ...Read more

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What happens to you if you take to many laxatives?

Severe cramping: In the short term possible intense abdominal pain; in the long term, habituation and the need for more and more medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Laxative (Definition)

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