Bless you child for only "needing" 1 or just a 1/2 pill a day. I am taking 6 to 8, 50 mg tabs every day, and just barely denting the pain I have yet to learn to live with. That being said, I am not having problems with constipation, but I also consume as many natural fiber filled foods as I can. I would suggest that you eat plenty of salads and fresh vegies. Or if that is difficult, try some of those lovely fiber pills or drink additives available now a days. Best of luck, you lucky dear you!