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Re: Infected?

Postby Talesofmytail » 07 Jan 2019, 12:37

Oh and in case anyone is following to hear about how the antibiotics are working, I'd say I noticed a marked improvement after taking them for 4 days. More updates coming soon as I have an appointment with my CRS later in the week.
Began suffering: 9/6/18
Dx'd with fissure: 9/27/18
Began diltiazem & Miralax: 9/27/18
Began physical therapy: 10/26/18
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Began nifedapine: 12/29/18
Dx'd with small, superficial abscess, started Cipro & Flagyl: 1/2/19
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Re: Infected?

Postby Okaybum » 07 Jan 2019, 15:00

Wonderful to hear.
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Re: Infected?

Postby missy moo » 07 Jan 2019, 15:20

That's great news so the infection was an abscess completely separate from the fissure? I've had an abscess on my skin tag before that was painful but my doctor gave me an antifungal antibacterial cream and it cleared it up in a day or two but I had to continue using the cream for five days I believe but I'm guessing yours is internal, sounds like your on track anyway.
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Re: Infected?

Postby Talesofmytail » 03 Feb 2019, 16:24

Well, I'm on my third course of antibiotics (my poor immune system!) and am waiting for my insurance company to authorize a surgery to repair a fistula I've developed... :groan:
Began suffering: 9/6/18
Dx'd with fissure: 9/27/18
Began diltiazem & Miralax: 9/27/18
Began physical therapy: 10/26/18
Acupuncture: 12/08 - 12/22/18
Began nifedapine: 12/29/18
Dx'd with small, superficial abscess, started Cipro & Flagyl: 1/2/19
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Re: Infected?

Postby missy moo » 03 Feb 2019, 16:28

Why are you on antibiotics? Do you have an active infection? Or taking them just incase?
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Re: Infected?

Postby Talesofmytail » 03 Feb 2019, 16:57

Hey, Missy. Yeah, I've had an active infection for at least a month. I'm feeling pretty awful and have had low grade fevers off and on. I actually have one right now. I think my CRS misdiagnosed my pain as stemming from a fissure, but it seems it was actually an abscess that has since caused a fistula. I feel like there's a lot of misdiagnosis associated with these ailments. I also asked to be tested for Crohn's, but my CRS didn't think it was necessary. Just waiting for my insurance company to approve a surgery now.
Began suffering: 9/6/18
Dx'd with fissure: 9/27/18
Began diltiazem & Miralax: 9/27/18
Began physical therapy: 10/26/18
Acupuncture: 12/08 - 12/22/18
Began nifedapine: 12/29/18
Dx'd with small, superficial abscess, started Cipro & Flagyl: 1/2/19
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Re: Infected?

Postby missy moo » 03 Feb 2019, 21:43

Oh ok I'm sorry your going through this on a lighter note at least your fissure hasn't been around 2 long so chances of overcoming this are good, will you be having lis?
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Re: Infected?

Postby Talesofmytail » 03 Feb 2019, 22:46

Thanks, Missy! According to my CRS, my fissure is healed and now all my pain is secondary to the abscess/fistula. I guess I should move over to the fistula subforum :kittylaugh:
Began suffering: 9/6/18
Dx'd with fissure: 9/27/18
Began diltiazem & Miralax: 9/27/18
Began physical therapy: 10/26/18
Acupuncture: 12/08 - 12/22/18
Began nifedapine: 12/29/18
Dx'd with small, superficial abscess, started Cipro & Flagyl: 1/2/19
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Re: Infected?

Postby missy moo » 03 Feb 2019, 23:11

Well that's atleast one positive : )
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Re: Infected?

Postby Abu » 04 Feb 2019, 10:22

That's not positive at all Missy, a fistula is much worse to treat than a fissure. Maybe we can someday better understand why one can lead to another, becaus right now it is not clear at all.
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