Thanks Syl for your insight. Nope, she doesn't work with the Foodmaps diet and I'm pretty sure she wouldn't be able to give me any more information than I've already acquired over the years. My problem is if I don't eat tons of IF I can't seem to get a good, complete BM. I did skim over the Foodmap diet and when I saw no apples or prunes, kind of scared me as I eat an apple and prunes every day. Even sometimes when I have two really good BMs and I would feel completely empty, a few hours later I start to cramp as if I need another BM, yet can't get anything to move. It's like the peristalsis is either working when there is nothing left to push out or it's not strong enough to get it all out if I haven't eaten enough IF. So it's not like I'm truly constipated, yet I still feel that way a great deal of the time. I don't know if this makes any sense, but the way my body works doesn't make any sense??? I think back to the days when I could just get up, eat breakfast, poop, and be on my way for the day. My body went totally out of whack when I went into menopause.