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Laxative abuse

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adoggymama Tue 05-Jun-18 16:24:31

Anyone else do this? I binge eat so much then take laxatives to 'purge' my body. I feel so weak and dizzy and tired all the time.
I'm 19. I've had anorexia & BED from age 13. I'm a healthy weight rn but I'm scared I'm going to get fat from binging all the time, hence the laxative use. I feel so unattractive and worthless.

Samara1973 Mon 02-Jul-18 23:40:12

Hi there sweet, I'm 45 year's old and have five kid's all but one grown up and on nearly leaving school age. I've been using dulcolax for some years now and I can do 60 a day. My eating disorder started after something bad happened in my life five years ago.
I have constantly low potassium to the point it put me in af.
I just want to say you're not on you're own, I think all of us with this demon eating disorder have such a bad picture in our heads of what we are that it's hard for people to understand.
I haven't found any answers myself but as a mum as well I would hope my daughter would let me know how bad she's feeling so I could help.
Talk to you're mum or a close friend get some help don't suffer alone. From you're post you sound a beautiful person and I just don't want see someone like you making the horrible mistakes I'm making.
Good luck and much love to you xxxx

Daffodils78 Thu 04-Oct-18 18:07:35

This only when I eat normally. I don't binge. I have stopped recently but using caffeine in high quantities instead.
Thank you op it was only on reading this I realised the extent of my issue right now as I had forgotten about the laxatives.
I stopped using them a week ago. In some combo or other, Senna, fibrogel and lactulose. I am on painkillers that bung me up sometimes so used it as an excuse, when I can't remember the last time I struggled to go. I rarely take the painkillers anymore either.

Thank you honestly op. I am going to go to my GP, and I hope you find the strength to do the same thing.

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