Has anyone been helped by stool softeners? I don't do well with Miralax but I'm a little cautious that a softener might cause stomach cramps & trigger vasovagal syncope. I've suffered with IBS-C for approx 40 yrs. & have fissures & sometimes hemorrhoids. Until I get constipation under control I can't have any surgical procedure to repair my problems. About the time I think I'm healing I tear myself again in spite of lubricants & prune juice every day. Thanks.