I have had my ileostomy for about 3 months now. I notice a strange pattern with my bowel movements. I usually go to bed around 11pm and usually around 12:30am my stool becomes watery. In fact, it's just pure water. No thickness to it at all. I get up 4 or 5 times a night to empty my bag. Sometimes there is a little food and foam floating on top of the liquid. There has only been about 3 or 4 nights that this has not happened.
I usually get up around 8am and I will continue to have pure watery stool for another hour or so. But things start to thicken up pretty quickly. This is even before I have eaten breakfast because I hardly ever eat first thing in the morning. As the day goes on my stool becomes an applesauce or thick pudding consistency. Every now and then some watery stool will sneak in there though.
But once it gets late all of a sudden things change and the water consistency comes back. And once again I'm up all night. This happens no matter what I do or what I eat. I don't even eat before I go bed! I don't eat anything after 8pm. So by the time I'm in bed it's been 3 hours since I have had anything.
I have prescription medicine that I take. One is for watery stool and the other is supposed to help slow down your system. I make sure I take my last doses before I go to bed.
It's just so weird. Is this normal?