There are also teas out there with medicinal herbs like senna root that help you go naturally. If you are really backed up, you have to start by drinking it a couple times a day to get things moving. After that, just drink a cup before bed time and you usually go by the next morning. I tend to vary between late am and afternoon, but i'm going! They sell it in the tea isles of grocery stores...it's a little more money, but worth it.