Losing weight by laxatives

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1140989 tn?1429773263 Taking laxatives won't make you lose real weight. What I mean by that is that you may feel like you are losing some weight but it's only water weight. You will not lose fat by taking laxatives. They are dangerous too. You can become dehydrated and worse, your bowels can become dependent on laxatives, meaning you won't be able to go to the bathroom without laxatives.
Avatar f tn I recently started taking (mineral oil) laxatives in an attempt to lose weight. Which was probably not such a good idea. After a few days of taking more than then the reccomended amount , when i went to the bathroom an orange oily liquid came out (along with urine and stuff) So, what does this mean? Is it bad? Or no big deal? Thanks.
335268 tn?1195350790 i have struggled with weight issues my whole life and thought i would find the quick fix solution by taking laxatives. When i was 135ibs they helped me get down to the weight i am at now but im still not skinny enough i take about 90 laxatives every 14 days. I'm dying to be thin and am totally addicted to them. Is this dangerous?
Avatar f tn ll put on weight my jeans have become slightly tighter and this is the only way i could think about losing the weight. I dont know if i should take another three or something?
Avatar n tn I'm not losing weight and I haven't the slightest idea why! I've been obsessing over my weight for idk how long. I have lost 50lbs on my own and that took a year (toooo slow). Then, back in September, I had my heart broken and gained about 10 of it back. I've been on this really hardcore diet and exercise for almost two weeks and haven't lost a single ounce! I'm 5'6 and weight about 280lbs!
Avatar m tn was still having diarrhea but i could still feel the lump and was feeling pain in my lower back went back to ER a couple days later had stoped laxatives the day bfore went to er they told me to try Miralax so i waited a day to get it took it the next night was still having diarrhea and noticed i had undigested food my stools they told me to stop taking them so i did waited about two weeks still having strange stools and BM still feeling dehydrated and im losing weight for some reason though im
Avatar n tn Have you had your blood sugar checked? Gastroenterology can be a symptom of hyperglycemia (diabetes) as well as losing weight, fatigue, loss of appetite and constipation.
Avatar f tn I started with just 1 every couple of days to help my bowels move and realized that I was losing weight from it and felt skinnier. I continued my exercising but I had just started college so my healthy eating wasn't as healthy as before. Even though I abused laxatives for this past year I have gone from my original healthy 104lbs to 113lbs and feel disgustingly huge. My stomach is thick and I can't run as much as I used to.
1091149 tn?1396349503 Hello Doctor, This is a very important question for me. Currently I am on 110mg of methadone which is making me terribly constipated, so i been trying different kinds of laxatives, suppositories and pills to help me move it along. It is very uncomfortable. So I'm looking for a good lax number one. Part two of my question is that now that i been on the program for a few months im trying to focus on living a healthy lifestyle, losing weight and exercising a couple/few times a week.
Avatar n tn is it dangerous to take laxatives everyday? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/228504'>Scared - what is wrong??</a>.
Avatar n tn Detox teas do not help with weight loss. The ones for weight loss only work short term because they contain laxatives, which isn't a healthy way to lose weight. Real detox teas are for detoxing, not losing weight.
2133558 tn?1368828158 taking laxatives after you eat; rapid weight loss has caused you to want to lose weight lower than is healthy for your height; drive for thinness; desperate measures to lose more weight; and anything else you can list for him or her. Seek out an eating disorder specialist in your area to be evaluated for an eating disorder. Visit the bella vita website to take our eating disorder survey, learn more about eating disorders and treatment options.
Avatar m tn Yes I remember the horrible constipation. Laxatives never worked for me. It's funny the only thing that did was a very large glass of warm prune juice. I'd go within 2-3 hours completely emptying me. I'd have to do that every 3 days. I was on oxycodone for 11 years and been off for just over 3 months. I did it cold turkey with the help of this web forum and AA meetings. How long have you been using and what do you take?
Avatar m tn For close the last 18/19 yrs i've had to abuse Laxatives (and I mean tons upon tons) as that's the only way i've been able to go. Can't go at all without them. It all started not long after I had just finished high school. I actually had my 1st actual encounter when was quite young 13/14 yrs old and at the time came so very closing to having to use Laxatives at that time. Only thing that likely saved me was being so young and physically active.
437036 tn?1225284804 Laxatives will NOT add in losing weight because the calories you consume are absorbed by the small intestine directly after consumption. The BEST thing you can do for yourself is to get into therapy. You are on a dangerous path right now and ABSOLUTELY need to seek help from a professional. It sounds like you have many things to work through and will likely need much help to see there IS light at the end of the tunnel.
Avatar m tn in turn I had to also take thyroid hormone which may also relate to your problems with losing weight. I know its a scary thought & you should do it when you & only when you feel up to it. I quit because I made my self see the true hate I had for the drugs. There is always another way to cope. Sorry if I preached too much & I hope this helped. btw It took me 3 years & almost cost me my marrige to figure out that the meds were my whole problem. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Hi Keisha! My name is Laila and I am 20 years old and I was also an anorexic, and then I became a Bulimic. I abused numerous laxatives, and enemas, and I also "cleaned" my body out by using cleansers. They did work for a short amount of time, but now I have noticed that when I tried to quit using them all my digestive system was terribly slow. So I decided to speak to my doctor about it.
Avatar f tn Hi there, I wondered if anyone could tell me if you have Bulimia if you don't make yourself sick and only take laxitives. I've really struggled with binge eating for years followed by periods of starvation and excercise, with my weight fluctuating although I have recently lost around 80lbs.
Avatar n tn Well, from what I know.. many cases of bulimia start off this way. Simply, Dear, you have no energy left! How do you expect to function without the proper nutrients and food? You can't lose weight by not eating, or throwing up. You can, but eventually you will gain or your body will be at a stand still. Someone very close to me suffers bulimia. It takes a long time to recover from it. A few months?!
Avatar f tn But if you mean fat from a body it can be done only by burning it (apart from the surgery). You can burn the extra fat by creating the deficit of you daily calories allowance - dieting and/or by doing exercises. Combination of both of them works the most efficient.
Avatar f tn Recurrent episodes of binge eating characterized by both: Eating, in a discrete period of time (e.g.
Avatar f tn You shouldn't use laxatives to lose weight. They are not healthy. You need to eat enough calories so your body can function and lose weight. If you don't, you are likely to be in the hospital. I'm 5'6". I'm new and eating a little less than 700 calories. Dinner last night was salmon and green beans. Breakfast was a yogurt. Lunch was fruit and cheese. Snack was a piece of bologna. Veggies have very few calories.
Avatar m tn There are different laxatives on the market, but you do not want to rely on laxatives. Long term use of laxatives can make your bowels lazy. There are solutions that you mix with water and drink as directed on the packet that retain the moisture in the stools so that you do not have to strain. Your doctor can prescribe these. The one that I know about is called Movicol - I do not know if this is available without a prescription.
Avatar f tn I'm about 13 weeks and keep losing weight. Not sure why. I eat, but i know I'm not getting the calories I need. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables mostly because that's what's sounds good. I'm also eating a lot of protein too. Anyone else experienced weight loss?
Avatar m tn I gained like 14 lbs around 2 years ago, then I started making myself sick after lunch at work, then I started using laxatives and being obsessed by weight and counting calories. I lost the weight I gained and for the last year have maintained my normal weight of 124lbs, at 5 ft 5 that's perfectly healthy. I no longer purge, or take laxatives, yet after every time I eat I just want to go and puke.
18663 tn?1198171815 You could say something like I feel scared when I see you losing weight rapidly. It makes me sad how you perceive your body. I am frightened for your health and safety. Ask her to speak to a professional who could shed light on what is going on with her. Offer to take her. To find eating disorder specialists in your area you could go to edreferral.com or somethingfishy.com. Unless there are compelling reasons against, involving her parents would be vital.