September 20, 2019 / By Davina
Question: So I havent gone number 2 regularily ever. like little at all. so a coupl days ago I decided to make it regular, as i felt something was wrong, and i took 1/4 of the reccommended dosage of Miralax, a laxative. Then the next day no #2, so that night I took half of the dosage. Then none so the next morning I took a full dosage, and still none. Throughout the day I had 2 small doses 1/4 dosage and 3/4 dosages. I also ate a thing with 5 grams of fiber. I had a small number 2, progress but not satisfying as for the amount. Then today, 2 hours ago I took double the full dosage of Miralax (dont worry its safe). Then I had Metamucil fiber drink, its a fiber laxative, one dose. I am really scared that this is not working and I'm super backed up. I'm asking if you think this will work. Also the package says you can take the metamucil 3x daily and I wonder if I should take another dose of that to help.
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Brenda Brenda | 9 days ago
Miralax and Metamucil Really don't work at all. The best thing for you is 1 Mug of HOT Prune Juice, and OR 10 Dried Apricots. Both of them, work like a charm.
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Brenda Originally Answered: laxatives not working?
give it about 12 hours, then if that doesn't work try a high fiber drink like Metamucil. try to eat a diet high in fiber. that should help.

Alexandrea Alexandrea
oh my gosh i feel so bad for you! that is horrible. it may take a few days for it to become regular, but once you take a legit number 2 start drinking 2-3 glasses of metamucil a day, 1 miralax and try and get 10 grams or more of fiber everyday. (Fiber One cereal would be great for the morning) do the same thing everyday so you body can get used to it. i hope that helps! if it doesnt, you may want to go to GNC and get some colon cleanser and try that. good luck!!!
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Ty Ty
Hello.. I'm sorry that you are so backed up.. I know what it feels like to not be regular.. Its not pretty.. Anyhow, your diet has a lot to do with it.. You should watch what you eat and drink lots and lots of water.. You're actually suppose to drink half your body weight in oz's of water a day.. We should also get about 25-35 grams of fiber a day.. Increasing your fiber too fast can cause you to become constipated.. So you want to increase your daily fiber slowly.. And again drink LOTS of water.. I found some excellent digestive products that worked for me and I am happy to say that I am now healthier and regular.. Feel free to email me for more information.. twohl28@gmail.com
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Rick Rick
My little sister had the same problem recently. She bought a gallon of Prune Juice and drank a lot of that and went within 1-2 days. Prunes are supposed to help with that problem.
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Merit Merit
It was late? So he was sitting on his toilet for an extra 7 seconds, waiting for the laxative to work? What? I dont get it.....
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Merit Originally Answered: Will abusing laxatives make me lose weight? Nothing else is working.?
Pills or liquid, herbal or otherwise, laxative abuse is a common form of "weight control" in people suffering with Eating Disorders. The use of laxatives as a way to lose or control weight is not only dangerous, but irrational. The actual purpose of taking a laxative is to stimulate the large bowel to empty, which occurs only after the food and it's calories for energy have been absorbed through the small intestines. Essentially, a person taking laxatives to control weight is only going to cause their body to lose fluid, which can potentionally be followed by periods of water retention and an appearance of bloating (causing the sufferer to want to lose more weight and ingest more laxatives). The reason people suffering from eating disorders seem to lose weight while taking laxatives is because in most cases they are increasingly watching calorie intake and restricting food consumption, inducing vomiting, and/or compulsively exercising. Continued laxative use can cause bloating, cramping, dehydration, electrolyte disturbances and imbalances, cardiac arrhythmias, irregular heart beat and heart attack, renal problems, and death. Phenolphthalein, a popular ingredient previously found in many brands of laxatives has now been recalled by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration, United States) due to studies indicating that it has been linked to cancer. Withdrawal symptoms can be expected in stopping the use of laxatives after a continued period of using them as a "weight loss" method. These include, abdominal cramping, mild to severe constipation, bloating, mood swings and general feelings of fatigue and "feeling sick." In less severe cases the symptoms will usually subside in about 2 weeks, but in cases where a person have ingested handfuls or more laxatives on a regular basis, it may take longer and require medical assistance.

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