Yep. I started using laxatives in college. One day in my thirties, I realized I'd been taking them daily for over 10 years. I went off them slowly. I was afraid that if I went off them fast, I'd get constipated. Slowly worked. Skip the occasional day. Then every other day. Then only take them every third day, etc. This is one instance (I think) where a dead stop might give you some discomfort. Your innards need to start working on their own again and just like you wouldn't get out of bed after a six month illness and run a marathon, I don't think expecting your digestive system to just bounce back immediately is feasible either. That's just one woman's experience.