Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

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Re: Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

Postby Sweet Bugaboo » 17 Jan 2012, 14:56

Davo - I'm so glad you're doing better! Just keep up the healthy habits, because maybe that will keep your AF from re-tearing (which is what happened to me).
I'm thinking that an AF (once healed) might be vulnerable to re-tearing, so it's important to keep up a healthy dietary program. I know that's what I'll always have to do, even if I do end up having surgery.
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Re: Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

Postby Davo » 30 Jan 2012, 06:21

thought i would give an update....
I have now been on the Nitro (GTN) for just over 8 weeks and whilst i am still 'Almost Healed' today has been the first day in three months where i have had 100% pain relief - no pain or sensations during BM or any spasms.
I still have 4 weeks left before the CRS gives me Botox injections so things are looking good however i can still see the small remains of the fissure.
I hope everybody else is improving today
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Re: Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

Postby Sue1962 » 30 Jan 2012, 06:32

Congrats Davo!!! Hope your pain free healing continues. Keep doing what your doing!!
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Re: Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

Postby Davo » 30 Jan 2012, 06:39

Thanks Sue
I am busy arranging my honeymoon today for our summer wedding so it couldn't have come at a better time really. I hope you are still doing well after your LIS
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Re: Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

Postby Sue1962 » 30 Jan 2012, 11:52

Thanks Davo
I am doing fabulous!!! I haven't felt this good for many years. No problems at all (knock wood) don't want to jinx myself...LOL Seriously, I wish I had done it a long time ago. What a difference it makes not having to worry about butt problems all the time. Like someone lifted a 1000lb weight off my shoulders.
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Re: Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

Postby CrackinUp » 16 Feb 2013, 15:18

Davo wrote:Yeah it did make me wonder why he mentioned men, i just presumed it was something to do with the risk of a re-tear during childbirth but it was strange to say the least. Also with me being a man why did he need to tell me that!

It's because men have bigger / stronger sphincter muscles than women.
Old thread but thought you might be interested...
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Re: Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

Postby Rachael 1984 » 16 Feb 2013, 18:33

Yes, the sphincter is a lot shorter in women. The CRs told me this.
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Diltazem-No effect, developed Rash
July 2014-Diagnosed High Resting Pressure
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Ongoing pain/re-tears. Awaiting pressure test results.
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Re: Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

Postby Lauren12 » 18 Feb 2013, 17:08

Also, my CRS told me that in women, after menopause, the muscle tone in the anal sphincter reduces and this is good news for anyone prone to fissures - but I guess some of you have a way to go yet before you get to that stage!
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Re: Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

Postby anne123 » 15 Aug 2016, 19:01

Hi im with couple of fissures
Some hv healed nd mayb 2 mending..its 2 months now.. i tried the nitro the 1st time and i thought its not working bcs hurts.. but i realised it should hurt bcs it works.. and i was on different meds.. i tried nitro again and mend mayb 2 fissures.. now 1 or 2 remains..
Im better i can sit.. no cry like before ..
But im still in pain and dr was goin to prescribe it but gave lignocaine 5% which doesnt help that much and cause allergy....
I still have gtn.. should i use it?? Is it safe?
I really manage my food and diet with natural laxative before sleep..... im getting better i dont deny
and walking helps... and water...
But when BM comes im worry.... and gtn was relaxing the rectum.... so please i need some help :( can i re.use gtn??
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Re: Almost Healed - six weeks on GTN (Nitro)

Postby Savaici » 16 Aug 2016, 07:07

Yes, use the GTN. It is prescribed for Anal Fissures. See a colon and rectal surgeon.
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