I have read a lot about the serious complications from constipation when using opiods (i.e. vicodin, oxycodone, etc.) and everyone writes that laxatives must be used to avoid these complications. HOWEVER, all the laxatives supposedly permanently ruin your colon. Most of the medical sites say that stool softeners and osmotics won't really do the trick and that hard-core laxatives must be used. I would love to hear how you are all managing -- I know a lot of you use opiods. ALSO and important -- does the constipation go away when you quit the opiods (provided you haven't ruined your intestines with the laxatives, that is. . .) Thank you!