I am not sure if what I have is constipation but it feels like it. I go in daily cycles, a good day with feeling of complete large movements, then a few days of having to strain even though my stool is soft, it is still agood amount but I know it is not all and the rest of the day is bloated and uncomfortable and the feeling I need to go again but don't. I take mineral oil, metamucil,prune juice, high fiber foods and 2 gallons of water. I don't enjoy life or eating, I am so afraid of meats, cheese or any of the foods I use to enjoy for fear of becoming constipated. I had a hemroidectomy last summer and never want to go through that again. I have been thinking of taking Miralax but do I need it??? It sure feels like it at least 4-5 days a week. If I do start it should I stop the other things I do? I am sick of beans, fiber one, and fruit. Any help would be appreciated. I would love to just take somrthing like Miralax and eat like a normal person.