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Postby jack_attack29 » 27 May 2018, 13:48

I was prescribed analpram before I was prescribed nifedipin and my doctor said I could just use the nifedipin or both, it was up to me. I haven't noticed any change and it's been 2 weeks and I would like to start using both. Does anyone have any advice on the best routine for applying? I currently use the nifedipin before I go to the bathroom and once I have taken my sitz sitz bath and then two other times during the day/evening. How long shoulf i wait to apply the analpram?

3/21- occurred but was misdiagnosed as a hemmoroid. Due to delivering my son.
5/14 - diagnosed with anal fissure
6/1 - LIS is scheduled
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Re: Medication Tips

Postby patience_and_healing » 27 May 2018, 19:49

What medication is analpram made up of? It looks like from your status that your surgery is already scheduled. Are you trying to heal yourself with non surgical options? I followed a similar nifedipine routine last year. Once before a BM, then afternoon, evening and night.
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Re: Medication Tips

Postby jack_attack29 » 29 May 2018, 16:25

Hey,

Analpram contains pramoxine, an anesthetic that works by temporarily numbing the area, also contains hydrocortisone.

My doctor wanted to give my fissure a little more time to see if it would heal, which I agreed to, but I also asked to schedule the surgery incase the medication didn’t work.

I wasn’t sure if I should wait a period of time before applying the Analpram. The nifedipine is an ointment and Analpram is a cream. What I’ve been doing is applying the nifedipine after my BM and sitz bath, waiting a few hours, and then applying the Analpram. I wasn’t sure if there was a better routine someone could recommend.

I’m not even sure what I should consider as signs of healing. haven’t had any blood for 3 days, but the spasms are still occurring for many hours (around 5 hours usually) and the fissure pain is off and on all day. It looks like I will be having the surgery.
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Re: Medication Tips

Postby patience_and_healing » 29 May 2018, 22:56

Are you seeing a general surgeon or a colorectal specialist? Hydrocortisone is of no use for healing a fissure because it thins out the tissues. I'm surprised that was even prescribed as a treatment. Are you planning on having more children in the future? It might be better to postpone the surgery until you are done having children. Just my 2 cents. I understand that the pain of a fissure makes it nearly impossible to delay treatment.
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Re: Medication Tips

Postby jack_attack29 » 31 May 2018, 05:28

I was first sent to a gastroenterologist and then a CRS.

After this experience I am terrified to have another baby. It was so hard to be in so much pain and have it affect my entire maternity leave. I feel like my fissure stole a very important time from me.

I am hoping that I will recover enough to enjoy a week or so with my baby pain free before I head back to work on the 25th.
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