My constipation has been occuring more often and more severely recently. (Stress level has been up.) I am increasing my water intake and fiber but what can I do for immediate relief? So far, I have unsuccesfully tried: a glycerin suppository, 3 colace stool softeners, some prunes, a fleets enema (an old fashioned water enema not mineral oil, or anything else), and just now another glycerin suppository and more colace (out of enemas at home). I did have a miniscule bowel movement from first suppository. I have trouble holding in enemas long enough to get much relief from them. I lie down in bed on my side to take them, start seeping a bit right away, and end up running to bathroom in fear I will have a bm on the floor on the way there if I wait any longer. (I am thinking of getting myself a bedpan. Then I could afford to wait longer and not worry about "messing". I could use bedpan if I couldn't make it to bathroom.) I usu. get to toilet and expel the water from the enema about 3 min after giving it with just a little flecks of stool. And that is what happened last night. I still feel "full" for lack of a better way to state it. And last night I didn't eat much because I am constipated but ended up with headache, in part from not eating much I am sure. Any suggestions would be very welcome. I will have to call doc (PCP) later today if nothing else works.