... After 6 previous surgeries the last one didn't help at all and in fact made my pain worse. So further surgery is out. Istarted with 2 mg/day at the beginning and have gradually after 2 years now have worked up to 6-8m/day spread throughout the day to handle the pain. My question is how do you get past the constipation caused by these opioid?. I find I take 3 laxatives a day to help pass stool and never feel completely empty nor comfortable and keeps me on the toilet for hours each morning