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    Laxative dependancy

    So I am in need of advice on how to get past a 2 year laxative dependency of bisacodyl. I have unfortunately been using it about 6 times a month for the last two years at a 5mg oral dosage. It still works but I know it causes damage and problems so I'm trying to get off of it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Also is there any idea how much damage 2 year use has done?
    T6 complete since 3/21/2012

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    Also I should note that I usually eat 30g of fiber and get at least 2qt(usually a gallon though) of water daily
    T6 complete since 3/21/2012

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      #3
      You probably have not done much damage. I would not worry about it.
      To get off of it, you need to keep a diary of your bowel program for a few days - 5-7 days. Keep track of what, when and how much you eat, what medications you take and when, and how much you drink/when. Also, the timing of your bowel program - when you start, what you do, and how long it takes.
      Once you get this information, then you may be able to see a pattern of when you need to use the bisacodyl. From that, we may be able to figure out how to "fix" this with the least disturbance to your life.
      CKF
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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