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Re: Just had botox injections

Postby JHH » 26 Jun 2014, 08:39

SS, I just read through your latest posts, and Im thrilled you are doing so well! Sounds like you will be back to normal soon :-)

Keep us updated.

J
- Fissure developed in Jan '13
- Started rectogesic in Feb '13 and diltiazem Apr '13.
- Got botox Jun '13
- Healed by Okt '13, although I still had some irritation for about a year.
- Now Feb '16, all is good. Still take magnesia, and squat precautionary.
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Re: Just had botox injections

Postby sugarspice » 26 Jun 2014, 13:06

Hey JHH, how are you doing? Great to hear from you :-)

Thank you, I'm totally amazed! Hope to start swimming again, soon-ish! How are things with you?
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Re: Just had botox injections

Postby Alyssa » 26 Jun 2014, 13:25

Apes,
I've never had those painful spasms that people on this forum talk about (I had them when I had a hemorroidectomy 5 years ago), more stinging, burning during BM and dull pain (burning) after BM which lasts for hours, sitting makes it worse. It is tender to the touch and when I wipe with wet TP/ wipes, or add water with the squirt bottle, it stings. The exam I had yesterday was very uncomfortable...

Jbl22424,
Who is your doctor and where is he or she located? I wonder if there is a CRS in my area that specializes in Pelvic floor disorders?
2/14 Fissure developed
3/14 Diagnosed w/ fissure given Nifedipine
4/14 Referred to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy=Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
5/14 Fissure declared "healed"/chronic anal pain persists
9/5/14 Botox to pelvic floor
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Re: Just had botox injections

Postby sugarspice » 26 Jun 2014, 13:29

Oh you poor thing Alyssa, not knowing what you have must be worse :-( Def see if you can find a really good CRS and I hope he/she can help you :-)
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Re: Just had botox injections

Postby sugarspice » 26 Jun 2014, 13:30

PS - I was told my sphincter was 'normal' yet I was still recommended botox & LIS. Hope that helps x
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Re: Just had botox injections

Postby Alyssa » 26 Jun 2014, 13:52

Sugarspice,

Did you have any tests to determine it or just by the doctors exams? I was reading your forum and thought that you weren't a good candidate for LIS (excuse me if I am wrong), why did the doctor/ you decide to continue with it?
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Re: Just had botox injections

Postby sugarspice » 26 Jun 2014, 14:19

Good question! He did it because I was in so much pain and really didn't have much choice. Instead of doing standard LIS he did a tailored one in relation to the type of fissure I had and where it was etc. An outstanding CRS.

My GP guessed what it was initially, then when I went to my CRS he looked externally but couldn't do an internal exam due to my pain levels. I was literally crawling round on my hands and knees by then. He said he would put me under a GA and examine me then, he said he would do botox if it was a fissure, which is what he suspected it was. I guess he knew because no hem pain (and I've had those nasty internal thrombossed ones!) I ever had came anyway near to this pain level, also by descirbing my symptoms I think he knew.
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Re: Just had botox injections

Postby soey » 27 Jun 2014, 11:23

Hi sugarspice,
So glad you're feeling better :) can i ask you something? i'm having botox in one week, and i need to know.. did you experience incontinence of some kind? not being able to hold back stools OR gas? i guess i'm just.. alittle nervous about the whole thing ;) Hoping to get as much info as i can.. while i can :)
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Re: Just had botox injections

Postby Apes » 28 Jun 2014, 06:38

Soey, I had Botox 53 days ago. I would say no incontinence but when I have the urge to go I need to get to the bathroom immediTley. No holding anything in. I guess I have passed gas a couple of times without knowing it was coming. Sometimes when I sneeze I pass gas. All in All it's not a problem. The best thing I really feel the fissure is healed/healing. Back to a normal life. Keeping with good diet, fiber supplement and miralax. I have been cutting back on miralax. Also keeping very clean bathroom habits and bathing after BMS. GOOD LUCK TO YOU.
Fissure 2/13/14 from Colonoscopy
Nitro no help
Nifedipine no help
Botox 5/5/2014 work in progress
HEALED 10/2014
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Re: Just had botox injections

Postby Rachael 1984 » 28 Jun 2014, 09:00

Hi SS,
So glad to hear you are doing well after LIS... So pleased you are on the way to getting your life back.
Can I ask, did you have a pressure test? Just intrigued as I know some people who have LIS on here don't and some do? Just confusing and I think different CRS have different views. Xxxx
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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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