Re: extreme tiredness before bowel movement
I've had the problem for a long time, maybe 15 years. During the day I'll feel very drowsy, fall asleep for 30-60, wake up, have a BM, and feel refreshed. When drowsy during the day I've thought of taking a laxative just to have a BM even when I don't recognize a need for a BM, but I've never taken a laxative for that reason. I mentioned this issue with a GI doctor, but he didn't have anything to say. For 6 or so years I've had GERD so I can't lie down for a while after eating, so this drowsiness can be a problem even when I'm not working.