After long bouts with constapation, the urge gets lost and could take a while to get back, but you have to keep trying. My daughter went through that, it was so bad. Finally, she had to drink a cup of Miralax everday (dissolves like water) and it's OTC now! Plus she drank a juice called juice plus fiber, both did the trick to train her to go once a day. the urge came back, but she was on the stuff for a good long time. Hasn't had problems since. If you have candida, you can't drink the juice obviously, but Miralax is good stuff. You can definately take something with a lot of fiber in it, like flax, or rice bran, or chia seeds, just drink it in water. Or, have you looked into Dr. Schultz forumula #1? that works very well!