I have figured out that most of the time I wake up at night it's because I have gas pressure. With my son in a leg cast and not sleeping well I need all the sleep I can get so I took Gas-X the other night before I went to bed. Ironically this was the first night my son slept all night so I actually got a continual night's sleep for the first time in weeks!
Bonus was that in the morning when the urges are usually the worst and I end up straining a lot I had none of that, I just kinda sat there and waited for things to empty out, no straining and no need to run back in there 3 minutes after leaving because i had to go yet again. It was all done one shot and I moved on with my morning.
I know that you can have some bad side effects from taking Imodium too long, does anyone know if there's any long term issues from Gas-X? I really enjoyed the sleep but I don't want it at the expence of my overall health.