a lifetime of constipation(and many childhood hospitalizations for that reason-sometimes it was over a month before i could go) and endless tests resulted in nothing but possible ibs or lazy bowel. these days(at 39 yrs) if i don’t go everyday a striking temple headache occurs…but i know it’s sooo much due to stress.and smoking! massaging the belly helps, as does leaning against the bathroom sink to put extra pressure onto the lower abdomen. any kind of stool softener or laxative seems to make it better-then much much worse. since beginning the diet i’m almost regular…but alas, there’s usually no quick fix. thankfully vitamin c(didn’t know one should take it in one dose?) is a lifesaver! good luck to you!