Yes tnat is true. If I take laxatives they may or may not work a little bit. The only way I can "go" is to first do a fleet enema and then lie on the floor and press my stomach and a little very loose D might come out. I have to do this over and over for about an hour or more. Also have to take up to 4 enemas in one session. and once a week I have to take fleet phospho-soda.I have been tested for many things and all is ok except for the anorectal manometry test. I couldn't push out the balloon. Still waiting for the results of the rest of the test. I also have very bad reflux. So after years of bad habits this is where I am now. Home on a Sat night after missing work and canceling my date. Talk about depression. And don't suggest anti depressants,they make me worse.Has anyone had their colon stop working and if so what did you do?