Laxitives

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Q: MY NAME IS SHEILA, I HAD LAP BAND ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO, PRIOR TO THAT I STAYED CONSTIPATED ALMOST ALWAYS, AND WHEN I DID GO IT WAS VERY PAINFUL, I TRIED STOOL SOFTINERS AND LAXITIVES FOR MONTH AFTER MONTHS, BUT SINCE SURGERY THE WEIGHT LOSS HAS BEEN SLOW, SO I STOPPED THE STOOL SOFTINERS AND DOUBLED UP ON THE LAXITIVES, NOW I TAKE 6 A DAY, THREE IN THE MORNING, THREE AT NIGHT. I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WOULD BE ANY RISKS TO ME FOR TAKING THAT MANY A DAY AND IF SO...WHAT. THANKS SHEILA

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