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Decision, cant decide

Postby shouldi » 25 Oct 2012, 13:30

I have had a AF for 10 months, have seen a specialist 2 weeks ago who has recommended a botox injection... BUT i have had no pain now for 2 weeks on a BM have very little spasm at the moment, i am using Diltiazem cream which was given by specialist, before that i was using GTN cream for 6 months, also i am using fybogel twice daily..
as i seem to be improving i dont know what to do, i have my appointment for botox on 27th november..
what would you do ? HELP...
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Re: Decision, cant decide

Postby StevePain » 25 Oct 2012, 13:37

It may well be that the Diltiazem has alleviated most of the symptoms or even healed the fissure, it depends how long you've had it for? In any case I would go to the appointment and let them do the Botox especially if your still having minor spasms, it can't do any harm and will only relax the sphincter further, the choice is yours, good luck.
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Re: Decision, cant decide

Postby shouldi » 25 Oct 2012, 13:42

reading on here there are more problems after the botox than before....
such a hard decision now...
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Re: Decision, cant decide

Postby StevePain » 25 Oct 2012, 13:45

Maybe you could ask about LIS instead of Botox, but if your not in a lot of pain and think things are improving then get your specialist to check you over first, he/she might be able to say whether or not the fissure has healed.
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Re: Decision, cant decide

Postby shouldi » 25 Oct 2012, 14:15

i think i will see how i am another 4 weeks down the line, and if still not to bad call the specialist and discuss maybe carrying on with the diltiazem and see what happens..
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Re: Decision, cant decide

Postby richibeno » 25 Oct 2012, 15:13

hi botox either works or it does,nt ,
i had it sept 10 ,think it worked
but if you think you are healing without ,i would not have it ,has you surgen had a look ,
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Re: Decision, cant decide

Postby shouldi » 26 Oct 2012, 01:10

Yes the surgeon had a look 2 weeks ago, but he never said anything about it really, he just said as its gone on a long time i need botox !!!
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Re: Decision, cant decide

Postby owmybum » 26 Oct 2012, 08:27

I would just see how things go. If you feel things are healing up down there, best to let sleeping dogs lie, and not mess with it. You can always cancell last minute. I can appreciate its a tough decision to make at this point.
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Re: Decision, cant decide

Postby PompeyBlue » 28 Oct 2012, 04:12

I agree with omb. Diltiazem worked for me.7 years ago. No problems until recent constipation. Was prescribed nitro ointment which did nothing. Switched to diltiazem a week ago and great improvement already. Also find coconut oil very soothing. Stick with diltiazemfor a few weeks at least would be my advice. Time for other interventions is if it doesn't work.
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