Oxypowder is not like a regular laxative. I, too, could drink all the Senna Tea, Kleri Tea, Smooth Move, etc. out there, seep the teas 'til the cows came home and not have any results. But with Oxypowder I had great results. I usually take 6 now every 2nd to 3rd day. Most of the time I have the same results each time, but every now and then it's a bit different. Then I take them two days in a row and by the second day it's back to normal.
If I were you, I would still start with the suggested amount and follow the directions for increasing. You never know how your body will react.