A twist of fate

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A twist of fate

Postby IronicTwist » 26 Oct 2016, 03:06

Good Morning everyone.

Where do I start? Probably where everyone started. About 5 months ago I had a BM and saw a little blood on my TP. There was no pain so I gathered it was probably a hemi that was acting up since I have had trouble with hemis in the past. Out came the proctoglyvenol which helped me out before.

1 week of application and then the pain started. Mild at first and nothing to worry about. I went to the pharmacy and asked for something else to help with the pain and healing. They gave me Hemofissural. An oxide ointment with tetracaine. It helped for about a week or two but the pain just started getting worse. I asked the pharamacist if this could be something else and he assured me that if it isnt bleeding I shouldnt worry and continue the treatment. Bad idea. The pain just got worse.

I then scheduled a GP appointment and was told I had to wait 2 months before the first opening(medical system here in Portugal is slow). OK. Went back to the pharamcy and asked if there is anything else that could help me solve my apparent hemi problem. Synalar Rectal. A corticoid.

I applied this for about 3 weeks and started feeling some relief until the spasms started.

The pain was unbearable. BMs were ok, not much pain but about an hour after I felt like I was being ripped apart from the inside out. I'd apply more Synalar to lubricate the area and I felt a hard lump inside my anus. Thats when I started doing research and found that I could probably be suffering with a fissure if not worse. Back to the pharmacy. Back on Hemofissural. No relief.

Then came the docs appointment. Called in and had to wait another month. Out of desperation I just waited writhing in pain until I was seen by my GP. Gloves, Lubricant and a physical exam. "You have hemis". 6 injections over 6 days of Vessel and a 4 week course of vessel capsules twice a day. 1 week later and the pain got to a point where I was lying on the floor at work in such agony that I could not move. Straight to ER. 3 hours I waited before I was seen by a General Surgeon. I explained my situation and he did another physical exam that nearly sent me climbing the walls. Prognosis. CAF. Prescribed Rectogesic nitro cream, Nurofen 400 and Tramadol 400 every 4 hours cycling each. Told me I should keep on taking Vessel as it helps with blood flow. He scheduled an appointment with surgery a week later.

After the constant pain with some slight relief from the nitro, I had my appointment with the Surgery Dept.
Another physical. More excrutiating pain. They simply handed the forms to me to sign for a LIS. Not once did anyone perform an anoscope to see how bad this is or if this could be something else.

I still bit the bullet and refused to sign. I suggested that I finish the course of nitro considering I had only taken it for a week to see how things go. They agreed and booked another appointment for the 3rd of November.(next week)

2 weeks ago after another painful bout I decided to go to a private clinic and see a specialised CRS. Voila! First Anoscope and he found that I dont have a CAF but a superficial inner AF that is 3cm long.

He looked at my history of meds and told me to stop all meds immediately as some were just making the situation worse. I wont need surgery for now but I should take the following:
Ultraproct Suppositories one in the morning and one at night.
Rectogesic inbetween.
Stool softener.

It has been 2 weeks and I have improved quite a bit. Last friday I risked having 2 slices of pizza with my SO and son. Big mistake. Monday morning my BM was one hard lump followed by liquid. The rest of the day I was in agony. Nothing compared to the first bouts, but still painful. Yesterday I was ok. BMs soft, no pain. Pain afterwards bearable. Night time I had spasms and pain that lasted about 10 mins then I was ok. This morning, still no BM and feeling tender down there.

I know that I could have taken a step or two back in my healing but I am hopefull that I can get back on track. My only worry is that being that Ultraproct is a corticoid, isnt there now a larger risk that prolonging treatment for another 15 days will just thin out my skin and not heal?

Anyway. For those who didnt want to read it all(my apologies), above is just a brief history of what Im going through. Im sure you all have gone through it or even worse. Its good to know there is a place to vent.

Any suggestions Im always glad to hear. Ive tried Coconut oil and it just makes things tender. Diet is tip top. Loads of fibre(not too much) and stools are soft. Its just torture that healing takes so long.
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Re: A twist of fate

Postby owmybum » 12 Nov 2016, 10:58

Hi and welcome to the board!

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fissure after hem banding and tag removal feb 11
Pelvic floor therapy
Diltiazem
Botox June 13
Nitro
Internal flap July 14
EUA and polyps removed Nov 14
Diagnosed with neuropathy Jan 15
Diagnosed with HS EDS type 3 (causes poor wound healing )
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Re: A twist of fate

Postby IronicTwist » 12 Nov 2016, 11:22

Thanks
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