Yes, vitamin C has helped me too. I used the buffered Calcium Ascorbate Ester-C brand by American Health. 500 mg 3 times a day. I don't take the kind with bioflavonoids though because I have citric acid intolerance so I have trouble with citrus and even with things extracted from citrus.What works best for me is vitamin C powder, taken with a glass of water on an empty stomache, first thing in the morning. It works as a stool softener. It should be buffered with calcium, magnesium and kalium, otherwise one gets deficient in those minerals. I take Thorne Research Buffered C Powder.