Is it bad that i took laxatives?
Topic: Is it bad that i took laxatives?
November 13, 2019 / By Suzanne Question:
Im sorry if this question is kinda gross but im scared and curious. Well, first of all, (here comes the gross part) i felt constipated around the afternoon today so i took 2 laxatives. And nothing really happened, and then before i went to bed i had a really bad binge, i had around 5 of my moms home made cookies and i felt horrible but im okay about it now. (Here comes the next gross part), i've literally ran to the bathroom 3 or 4 times so i could go. And i just read recently that taking laxatives are very bad for you and they can become addicting. I dont want to become addicted because i only took them for the correct reason. This is the third time i've taken them for the normal reason, but should i just stop taking them if i feel constipated since they're considered dangerous?Also, why do people with eating disorders take laxatives to lose weight?
Best Answers: Is it bad that i took laxatives?
Raven | 2 days ago
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
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
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Originally Answered: Is it ok to use laxatives?
I use them every two weeks to a week because if I dont i simply cant go sooooooo anoying!>.< Its save as long as you dont abuse them as in taking a bunch at once cause all you need is one.
The reason you took laxatives was perfectly fine but don't make that a routine. Most people get addicted to laxatives because it helps them "lose weight" by expelling out all the contents if their stomachs. They think that they don't absorb all if the calories from the food they just ate. Which is obviously untrue, and it leads them to laxative abuse. But you'll be fine hunny.
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hi .. I actually were very constipated too this being pregnant... i flow to the lavatory about two times a week and yep, it truly is no longer gentle in any respect! regrettably, i'm unable to come back off my Liquid Iron both, so I actually ought to struggle through :) I refuse to apply laxatives or something like and that i have learnt that you ought to comprise culmination & vegetables on your eating routine on a daily basis that can help you you flow. And fibre packed meals, consisting of wholemeal pasta, brown bread etc. in spite of in case you don't like it, you ought to eat it.
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If you had to go and couldn't you took them for the right reasons. You won't become addicted. Just don't take then every few hours. Taking them once should do it. Best of luck with your poop -Sam
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Originally Answered: what are laxatives?
They make it easier for you to take a dump, lol ;p
They are dangerous because you **** a lot!