I have always had irregular bowel movements....It got really bad about 1-1/2 years ago and I changed my diet.....I just cannot eat bread, it just feels like it sits heavy in my stomach....I eat cottage cheese, yogurt every day...and try to eat fruit. I have no problem with eating vegtables, as long as they are not raw...do not like raw vegtables. I can't even eat too much meat anymore either. Eat a lot of pretzels. Cut out the caffeine in my tea and coffee also. Drink more milk, 2%. It seems as though the constipation is starting to come back....I have a bowel movement maybe 2/week, if I'm lucky...and it is compressed and hard and hard to pass and very large when I do have a movement. It's like I store it till there is no room anymore...Any Suggestions? I just turned 49yrs. old, no children, menapause for about 7 yrs. now. Medications include Imiprimine and Diazepam. I drink a lot of tea...decaf...and now I really like Splash and drink that quit a bit.