Start with all the natural things first as mentioned...More fiber....Senekot....Magnesium.....prunes....etc...And yes...it's VERY important to drink water all day long (barring any other medical issues to prevent this) as opiates are very dehydrating....I drink up to 15 glasses a day.
If after trying all of those (not at once! LOL)....Miralax works extremely well for me when needed....
Contact your Dr. if it's been more than 4 or more days with nothing working...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006