Hi Zule, Thanks for the nice long message!! I have never been reliant on laxatives. Up until I started with the B&P shakes I have always had regular bowel movements. I've never suffered with constipation until now. You are right to think that I am bunged up. There is no doubt about that. That is probably why I get constipated if I try to increase the psyllium dosage too much. I guess I will just try and stay on the initial level and see what happens with the tablets. However, I must admit I am losing complete faith now. I don't think I have ever felt this unwell and unfit in my whole life.