Originally Answered: plz i need help! constipated. never taken laxatives?
Laxatives can give you terrible cramps, too. I personally avoid them. To counteract constipation, you need plenty of fiber and lots of water in your diet. If you can't eat enough fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, then you can supplement your diet with fiber through other means. There are products you can buy at the drugstore, like FiberCon, or you can go to the health food store and get natural products. Either way, it will take time.
Having said all that, if you haven't seen a doctor, you might want to schedule a checkup if this problem continues. You could have an intestinal blockage rather than just simple constipation.