Hello. I am 2 months and a half post takedown surgery… my life with the jpouch has been great so far, my frequency is 4/5 during the day. I do not take Imodium besides some “special occasion” (university exam, more for the anxiety part) or any bowel slower.
My problem is sleeping. I am not able to fall asleep, literally, and other than this I am waken up by “urge” to go to the bathroom. Honestly though I wouldn’t even go poop if it weren’t night as it is not really an urgency… I would be able to hold it, but in order to stay “calmer” I just go. And I never go back to sleep.
I’ve tried Melatonin (doesn’t work) and benzodiazepines (seemed to work but don’t do anymore. and even if I fall asleep I do not sleep anymore after waking up).
I know it’s not even 3 months and I need to adjust, but I’m so sleep deprived to literally exhaustion! I have no energy left but I must have energy to go on with my life… I I am a medical student and I’m at uni from 8am to 5pm, I wake up early and I live also alone. I have no energy anymore, I’d just pay to sleep atm. A full night, or with a night bm, as long as I sleep. Waking up at night wasn’t a problem when I had ostomy.
If you have any kind of advice please drop it here. I need to sleep. Also tried, after doing research here, to eat before 7pm and a fatty snack. I don’t even know if it’s a pouch problem at this point. (surgical and gi check up: they told me I’ve achieved big success in just 2 months so they aren’t alarmed, I just want to sleep though)