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Retear after retear!!

Postby Neds » 14 Feb 2019, 06:04

Hi All,

So fed up now!! Had my fissure since Nov 2018 and been on Rectogesic for about 10 weeks now (given the ok by the Dr for the long term use)....

I seem to have a pattern where I have a week or two with absolutely no pain, and then BAM one random poo (my poo is generally soft or diarrea most of the time) and I get pain or bleeding again. The pain is nowhere near what it was when I first got the fissure and was rushed to hospital twice with pain, but its still there and very annoying!!

I feel like this thing has taken over my life!

Has anyone had this pattern of no pain, then pain etc and gone on to be fully healed?
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Re: Retear after retear!!

Postby Okaybum » 15 Feb 2019, 03:26

I'm not fully healed but I ended that cycle. It's your diet. I ate healthier and cut out a lot of things and I take movicol and docusate sodium.
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Re: Retear after retear!!

Postby Neds » 15 Feb 2019, 03:31

Ah do you think that's what it is? Can I ask what you changed yours to?
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Re: Retear after retear!!

Postby Okaybum » 15 Feb 2019, 04:33

Sure, I avoid anything hard such as crackers, nuts, chips etc. I limit things like red meat, rice, white potatoes, and save take out/fast food 1 night a week.

I eat salads at lunch and dinner is 50% veggies. I prefer fish or chicken but like I ate homemade hamburgers tonight with grilled vegetables.

I drink 4+ litres of water. I limit caffeine but still have an occasional coffee or Pepsi Max.
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Re: Retear after retear!!

Postby Okaybum » 15 Feb 2019, 04:34

PS grilled onions seems to cause a lot of gas that bothers my fissure. It's now on my list of limiting foods.
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Re: Retear after retear!!

Postby Abu » 15 Feb 2019, 04:36

Yes Okaybum, how did you break the cycle? I know only success stories by surgery. I personally never made it longer then a year before having a relapse - even a minor one. Now I saw your post. I have a similar diet and completely eliminated all processed foods, sugars, grains and still experience random harder BMs.
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Re: Retear after retear!!

Postby Okaybum » 15 Feb 2019, 04:50

I take an obscene amount of Movicol/miralax. I take 1.75 sachets in the morning then 1.25 in the evening. I take the mild 50mg docusate sodium in the morning and evening. Occasionally throw in some warm prune juice as needed but I don't need it.

Breakfast may be fruit or yogurt, smoothies, or a ham and cheese toasted gluten free wrap. Used to do Bircher muesli http://mylittlegourmet.com/breakfast/bircher-muesli/
But I think I'm gluten intolerant...

Snack fruit.

Lunch is salad with cucumber and 3 small pieces of feta cheese. Sometimes I'll add left over chicken into it like stir-fry or fajita chicken etc etc. But only a couple of spoonfuls.

Dinner small to medium piece of meat plus lots of veggies. Again aiming for chicken or fish, I don't eat steak but I haven't cut out meat.

Best easy poop meal: chicken stir-fry with zucchini noodles instead of rice.

I strongly suspect gluten intolerance and excess trapped wind and super stress is keeping my fissure from being 100% but I don't have retears.

Hope that helps (I've had fissures many many times starting as a baby. This is my first chronic one)
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Re: Retear after retear!!

Postby Abu » 15 Feb 2019, 05:49

Thanks Okaybum, this is very helpful.
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Re: Retear after retear!!

Postby Okaybum » 15 Feb 2019, 05:58

I'll add egg on avocado with toast is ok. And I'll sometimes snack on a hard boiled egg at work. My key is that salad at lunch.

Eating less helps and eating things like applesauce does. I avoid lots of salt but I'm going to try soup soon.

Here's my smoothie recipe: I also do an apple peanut butter one

https://www.happyfoodstube.com/spinach- ... -smoothie/
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Re: Retear after retear!!

Postby Abu » 15 Feb 2019, 07:31

For how long do you take Miralax?
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