Margaret Have had similar problem. Try 1 or 2 Tbsp of bran or psyllium a day. They are natural products so you don't have to be concerned about taking a "laxative". If you decide on the psyllium, start with a teaspoon a day till you work up to the 2 tablespoons. You can start the Bran with the 2 tablespoons though. Believe me.....you won't have anymore problems. Oh yes, one more thing. It is important to drink plenty of water which should be done daily anyway.