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GTN cream - how long?

Postby mein_hintern » 14 Sep 2015, 06:33

Hi there,

I've been suffering from this hideous thing for 13 months now. The GTN cream seems to work but every time I taper off it down to nothing I suffer a retear. This has happened about 6 or 7 times now.

The longest consecutive time I've been on the GTN is 6 weeks, and the longest I've lasted without using it is 3 weeks.

Do you think I should I try going on it for longer? 8 weeks? 12 weeks? Or is it a hopeless exercise?

How long can you use it for anyway?

Many thanks for any replies!
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Re: GTN cream - how long?

Postby Savaici » 14 Sep 2015, 11:40

:smilyhug: According to what i have read (i have never used it) you use it for up to 8 weeks maximum, then it is presumed it's not working.

I would chat with your doctor as to how long you can continue to take it. 
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Re: GTN cream - how long?

Postby mein_hintern » 15 Sep 2015, 08:16

Thanks Savaici. I'll try it for 8 weeks. I'm so sick of using it though aaargh
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Re: GTN cream - how long?

Postby Savaici » 15 Sep 2015, 18:33

Keep at it, and you have a chance of it healing without surgery!
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Re: GTN cream - how long?

Postby Gluteus Maximus » 19 Sep 2015, 09:00

I've just had a chronic fissure cut out and Botox injections. Do I need to use a GTN cream after the operation? I also have Scheriproct (which I think works reasonably well)
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