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What are the repercussions of overdosing on Senokot-S?

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe


Practicing since :2014

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Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2016 in Eating Disorders
Question: Hi, I have anorexia and bulimia. I have been restricting heavy and purging when I can. I have had all my teeth extracted and am now experiencing sores in my mouth, plus I've been taking senocot laxatives for two weeks. I started of only taking 13 pills, then 25, then 60, today I've taken 100 pills. I'm having dizziness, and fatigue. I feel very hot and heavy when standing. I don't want the ER because they don't care and they don't understand Eating disorders. Should I be concerned, or am I just being parinoid?
Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 3 hours later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

I'm sorry you are going through so much. Here are my thoughts.

You have reached a level of bulimia that is directly threatening your health and puts you at serious risk of electrolyte abnormalities leading to cardiac arrthymias and even death. Taking 100 laxatives today puts you at imminent risk of serious morbidity and death. You need to visit an ER immediately. Call 911 or have someone take you there immediately. This is a serious matter that needs medical attention.

Dr. Sheppe
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