I refuse to give up my search for an all-natural, non-laxative approach to IBS-C. I've been home with a cold, so yesterday I scoured the web for info on treatments. In several pediatric and geriatric web sites they recommend pear juice. Seems it is naturally high in sorbitol. I found 100% pure, non-sweetned pear juice by Knudsen at the grocery store and drank down a glass. Tastes great. An hour later I had D, which was actually welcome because I was so backed up for so many days. I also had been trying colace. Today, I cut the colace down to 2 capsules and drank 1/2 glass of pear juice. So far, no BM today (although that's not unusal after a total system clean out like yesterday). I'll let you know tomorrow's results. I also researched prune juice, which has never worked that well for me. Seems that prunes have a natural laxative substance (I can't recall the scientific, latin name)that contracts the colon. So, it's not a good idea to take prune juice for long periods of time. I also bought some Fiber Choice today, which may or may not work. I'll try a 1/2 tablet tonight. I posted something yesterday asking for people's experiences with Fiber Choice for C, and as is often the case, the responses were mixed. What works for some of us often has no effect or even negative effect for others. So, Fiber Choice could go either way for me. I wish I had more scientific discipline. Here I am trying all these new things at once: Colace, Fiber Choice, Pear Juice. It'll be hard to sort out which is working and which not. But, I get desprete to be rid of the C. And, of course, bloating is another issue. For about an hour after the D yesterday, I felt great. Flat stomache, could comfortably wear pants with a waist. But a few hours later, the bloat came back. Well, I'm off to listen to Mike's tapes. Take care, all.