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    How do I stop long-term laxative abuse?

    I was wondering how to get off using laxatives for years - nearly 20 years. My bowels do not move if I do not use them. I use Senna tablets - about 25 a day. I increase my fibre and drinks more than 4 Litres of water a day and still constipate if I do not use Senna. Is it Ok to continue?
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  • IBIS Australia aims to: - Assist people suffering IBS and their families in dealing with IBS. - Cooperate with the medical profession and where deemed … View Profile

    You may need professional help.
    Some people do not need to go to the loo to pass a motion everyday.
    Increase fibre with soluble fibre…not insoluble like bran.
    Walk 20 mins a day as well as drinking water and eating lots of fruit and veg.

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