Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
In persons with bulimia
and purging, who frequently use of laxatives, there can be episodes of constipation
following the purging episodes. Sometimes, withdrawal effects of chronic laxative use can also result is constipation.
I would advise you to drink plenty of water and fruit juices and eat a lot of vegetables. You can also try taking a natural fibre supplement (such as Psyllium
husk) to help relieve your constipation. Since you have a tendency to purge because of the bulimia, it is better to avoid laxatives, as it will only be putting you through another cycle of purging and binge eating
. I would also suggest that you get professional help from a psychiatrist
to deal with your bulimia.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar