I am 5 weeks post take-down surgery, and I am having a lot of trouble sleeping. I wake up atleast 6-7 times a night to use the bathroom. I have total control, but I wake up with the urge, and when I sit on the toilet, some poop always comes out. Its so tiring. and when you don't get sleep, everything becomes so much worse.
i've been taking both lomotil and metamucil and imodium throughout the day (always taking a lomotil before bed). but it hasn't helped with the night time (during the day, I'm probably going to the bathroom 7-8 times). Part of me feels like it makes sense, b/c if it takes ~8 hrs for your stomach and small intestine to digest food, than more stool will start coming out start in the late afternoon/evening and into the middle of the night. But i'm SO tired.
Is this normal? Have others experienced this? Any suggestions?