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    cchpcat8 posted:
    i take 25 laxatives a day.i need to get off them,could anyone tell me what has helped them.thank you
    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi again CC, :)

    Please talk to your doctor about this. He/she knows your health history and can best help you get off these. You defiantly need assistance to come off this many.
    Please check in and let us know how you are doing!
    cchpcat8 replied to Chris_WebMD_Staff's response:
    i havent talked to him yet,i am so ashamed of myself for doing this to myself,i go back in a couple of weeks .i will tell him then.thank you for getting back with me.i feel so alone right eating disorder has taken compleat control.i need to be in ip but i dont have any insurance,so i am trying to do this on my own.its not working.i have edema in my stomach and my ankles and dr. says it is because my protein level is very low and it will go away when i start eating more protein.have you ever heard of this. thanks again.
    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to cchpcat8's response:
    I'm not Chris but yes, I've heard of that.

    I hope you do talk with your doctor soon. The more support you get, the better you'll be able to work towards getting healthy, dear one.
    You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~Christopher Robin to Pooh

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