I had my gb out 3 weeks ago, and just upped the number of Dr. Schulze 's Intestinal Formula #1 while taking pain medicine and everything was fine. I've taken that for 3 years anyway - usually 1 or 2 capsules. After surgery I started at 4 and was up to 6 capsules one day, now I'm back to 2. That's a longterm solution. Dr. Schulze said he took it for 10 or 12 years before his colon worked like it should all by itself. It's great to poop after nearly every meal!