Re: Constipation -
civdmama....just wanted to let you know that stool softeners are safe...but not taken for any length of time. i'm an adult and doc's tell me that the bowel can become dependant on the softeners and the muscles in the bowel become weak. they're not a good idea unless you're only taking them for a few days until you clean yourself out. taking metamucil regularly is the best option because most of us don't get enough fiber in the bulk form. it's purely natural and will never have ill effects. just a suggestion.