Hi there Kathy/nini, I have a problem also, I have never asked, but I think it does have to do with the pain meds, I can go whether I am home or away, but it does take time, and I do suffer at night more than ever. Its so bad sometimes, I do not even drink anything after 6pm.
If I have a pepsi even at like 5:30pm, and forget it, I am awake all night up and down, and I also cannot empty my bladder, so for what its worth, since I have no prostate, I have a bladder that 2 children apparently really pushed down on my bladder, so I guess that my be part of it also.
Take care, but you are not alone,
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson