I don't understand what the problem is...I had been feeling so much better for the last few months. But this last week, trying to have a BM has been a physical fitness routine. Sometimes I'm afraid that I'll burst a blood vessel in my brain from trying so hard. I have been bloated, uncomfortable and achey all week...which makes me a real monster to be around. (As my husband would say...I have the Devil in me). I don't feel like I've done anything different. I'm still taking acidophilous and fiber supplements, aerobics every day, ect. The only thing I can think of is because it has been so warm and I have been working out so much...I am loosing more water from perspiring and this is depleting(sp) my intestinal tract of the much need water. I feel like a camel as it is driking all that water...should I drink more? I really hate the thought of having to go on perscription meds, so I want to avoid this at all costs. ------------------Life is what you make of it!