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How much botox did you have?

Postby hopefulbutt » 19 Mar 2013, 09:53

Ok I've seen a few people mention how much they had but I was wondering. I actually got only 20 total (he wanted to be conservative). Crs said 20-30 normal. Other Crs I saw said 80-100 normal. So which is it? Which is comparable to lis? Thanks if u answer.
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Re: How much botox did you have?

Postby Stratocaster » 20 Mar 2013, 08:55

I had 50 units. It would depend on the doctor. From what I understand getting 100 can be hard as its typically sold in 100s. In Canada I had to get the prescription filled myself at the pharm and take it with me to the doc.
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Re: How much botox did you have?

Postby hopefulbutt » 20 Mar 2013, 09:59

Thanks Statocaster. I am wondering if I had gotten a little more if I would be feeling better. Did you have any gas incontinence? I have some once in a while. Doesn't bother me a bit though.
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Re: How much botox did you have?

Postby Stratocaster » 20 Mar 2013, 10:21

I'm just crossing the 3 month line and I have a fair bit of gas issues haha. It's not a big deal but yeah I find I don't have the same level of muscle control to hold it if I need to.
I find if I jog or run I'm quite windy as I just can't hold it. It's mostly the way I'll know when it's gone.
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Re: How much botox did you have?

Postby hopefulbutt » 20 Mar 2013, 11:16

I've been reading your post. I am so happy for you. It did definitely help me but I can tell I am not healed yet. (Internal). Crs said would give me more in a month if I need but just not sure if I should or push for lis. Thanks for the reply and I hope you continue to heal.
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Re: How much botox did you have?

Postby Stratocaster » 20 Mar 2013, 11:52

tyvm! Well LIS might be helpful for you but at the same time if botox has helped why not do it again and perhaps ask for a bit more so you can get a solid 5-6 months out of it?
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Re: How much botox did you have?

Postby hopefulbutt » 20 Mar 2013, 19:51

Your right. I guess I am just eager to get this behind me ( no pun intended). He is convinced of more botox.
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Re: How much botox did you have?

Postby Rachael 1984 » 21 Mar 2013, 04:24

Hi hopefull butt, where are you based?
I am too hoping I can do well with Botox, cause when I have bad pain, which is most days now, I just want LIS to end this! It is truly horrible x
Hem Banding sept 2012
2Fissures
Nitro- Effective short term
April 2013-Botox-Effective short term
Diltazem-No effect, developed Rash
July 2014-Diagnosed High Resting Pressure
LIS performed on 17.9.14
Ongoing pain/re-tears. Awaiting pressure test results.
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Re: How much botox did you have?

Postby hopefulbutt » 21 Mar 2013, 10:46

Hi Rachael, I am in the states (mn). You are getting botox in april right? I did really well with it for about 6 weeks. Then a new ulcer (the CRS) calls it. Not sure if it is the same as a fissure but higher up or what. I have to go back in a month. I've heard more good things about botox recently, especially if you haven't had your fissure too long. It is horrible. And it seems like my family and friends have no idea how bad it can be. THey are sympathetic and all but no one really knows unless they've been through it. I wish all CRS had experienced it- I think they would be a lot kinder to us.
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Re: How much botox did you have?

Postby Rachael 1984 » 21 Mar 2013, 12:26

Yes I agree, nobody knows! I was diagnosed last Sept, and have tried everything to heal. It really has me down now. I cry a lot, just want a normal Butt.
I just worry the Botox won't be enough.
What is your next step?! LIS?
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