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July 18, 2019 / By Erle
Question: About a year and half ago, I went to the ER for severe stomach pains that had been recurring everyday for several days. Turns out I was severely constipated, the doctor told me to drink magnesium citrate. I had never taken a laxative previously, but this made me feel so much better. For awhile I would only take a laxative about once every other month when I started feeling the same symptoms. For the past few months I have been taking laxatives orally as well as taking fleet glycerin suppositories daily. How do I recover from this? I have just bought pro biotics, aloe vera juice, and psyllium husk capsules...is this going to help?
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Colman Colman | 3 days ago
I am a psych nurse, I work mostly with addictions. I also make part of my living working with geriatrics...which means lots of laxatives and stool softeners. You have a SERIOUS problem. Stop using ALL of the medications--laxatives, aloe, enemas, psyliium...and stop NOW. Cold Turkey. Start drinking LOTS of water. At least 128 ounces (1 gallon or 4litres) every day; its better if you drink more. In addition to the water above, drink at least one quart of sports drinks (gatorade or powerade) diluted with an equal amount of water every day. Start walking at least 1 mile (or 2km) EVERY day. Eat lots of uncooked green stuff...celery, broccoli, cabbage, endive, and dried or fresh fruit (raisins, prunes, apples, bananas), and cooked tapioca and rice, every day. IF you are unable to stop using the laxatives, you need to see a specialist. Your family doctor will write you a consult with a psychiatrist or addictions specialist. If you are unable to have a bowel movement, your GP or psychiatrist will prescribe an appropriate regimen of medication, which you should ABSOLUTELY not deviate from. If you fail to get completely off the laxatives, you may cause irreparable harm to your bowel, eventually leading to a condition which will prevent you from EVER getting off of the laxatives. Surgery to shorten your bowel, or to replace your rectum with with a plastic bag attached to your abdomen (it smells REALLY bad when you change the bag...google "colostomy" if you do not believe me), will become an inevitable result (if it is not already).
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Colman Originally Answered: How long does it take to recover from Uveitis?
Hi Ciceri. Sometimes uveitis can be difficult to control, especially if you have another systemic inflammatory process going on in your joints. And once the uveitis is controlled, sometimes an anti-inflammatory medication needs to be used to keep the flares from returning, which is quite common in uveitis, especially when combined with rheumatologic (inflammatory joints) processes. Many of the immunosuppressive medications used for inflammatory joint diseases also help with uveitis, so work very closely with your rheumatologist and your eye doctor and have the two of them work together to find a treatment to help keep both your uveitis and joint inflammation under control. Many uveitis patients that are seen by the uveitis specialist in my office also have simultaneous rheumatologic conditions (systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis) and my uveitis specialist works very closely with local rheumatologists to help the patient achieve and sustain both uveitis inflammation and systemic inflammation. If you do have hard to control uveitis, your optometrist will likely refer you to a specialist. Expect frequent visits every 1-3 months until your uveitis is under control and every 3-6 months after that to watch for sustained remission and/or early signs of flares. For your inflammatory joint condition, you will most likely see your rheumatologist every 3-6 months until that is under control, and for lab work to closely watch for sustained remission and for the potential causes of both inflammatory conditions. It may take a while to find the right dosing of your anti-inflammatory medications.
Colman Originally Answered: How long does it take to recover from Uveitis?
This is really one for your doctors, as the answer will depend on your particular case. About 50% of cases of uveitis/iritis don't have any discoverable underlying cause, and can clear up with medication in 2-5 weeks, but it can drag on for months. An eye that's had uveitis is more prone to recurrent attacks, but they are far from inevitable. In the other half of cases, some more general condition is detected to which the uveitis is connected: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme disease, for just a few examples. There are lots, some serious, some not so serious. The likely course there, and treatment, is going to depend on the diagnosis. The best thing to think is: whatever it is, they're on to it. Sorry I can't do better.

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Trista Trista
I changed my diet to include a lot of things that cause you to have a bowel movement naturally like lettuce, cereals with fiber, etc. Watch what you eat and drop the laxatives.
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Trista Originally Answered: how do i recover without massive weight gain?!?
keep exercising and eating healthy. you NEED to gain weight.... you might think it makes you look fat, but it will probably just be a healthy weight that you will not be used to. when you look in the mirror, just remember that you ARE beautiful and you don't need to be stick thin. everyone needs SOME fat on their bodies, you just need to figure out what is a HEALTHY weight for you, and first make it your goal to get there. Exercising and eating healthy should help you maintain a good balanced body and keep you from being fat

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