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Review my healing plan

Postby DarkAvenger » 31 Oct 2018, 23:22

A quick about me: 25 year old male, 180 lbs, 6 ft tall, exercise 6 days a week, try to eat healthy, and have IBS but have not suffered from it for roughly 7 years since I cleaned my diet up. My bowel movements are a 80/20 split between type 3 and 4 stools on the Bristol stool chart. I usually go every other day, but sometimes go through periods where I go daily. Usually when I eat more I go daily and have a higher probability of type 4 stools. I am on my parents awesome insurance until the end of November. After that I will be on a high deductible plan through my work. Lucky me for getting something like this right at the transition! :lol:

Background story: Summer of 2017 I had a similar fissure to the one I have now, but it healed in about a week with no intervention on my part. About 2 months ago, I had an abnormally large bowel movement, which I knew was going to cause some damage as it came out. It stung a little bit and left some blood on the toilet paper, but it wasn't bad at all.

For the next 3 weeks, I ignored it, and assumed it would heal on its own as the previous one did. Luckily, I have never experienced the gut wrenching pain described on here. Its just a minor annoyance with some blood on the toilet paper. After 3 weeks with no healing results, I did some online research and started to implement some of the healing techniques I found online. Warm bath morning and night and coconut oil to promote healing/lubricate.

Things seemed to be getting better until I had surgery to fix my deviated septum on October 10th (again, trying to get everything done before my insurances switch). I couldn't take a bath for 2 weeks to avoid nose bleeds, so all anal care went out the window, and my situation stayed the same with no improvement.

Now that I am cleared to bathe again, I can get back to healing my fissure. I've done a few hours of research and have formulated a game plan for healing. Let me know if I have overlooked something/need to do something different :)

Daily Water Intake: At least 120 oz.

Daily Food Intake

Breakfast:
* Shredded wheat cereal with whole milk
* Plain greek yogurt with raspberries and blackberries

Morning snack:
* Sunflower seeds
* Dried fruit (apricots, papaya, mango)

Lunch:
* PB&J with Dave's Killer bread powerseed (5g fiber per slice) and 2g fiber from PB.
* Protein shake with whole millk
* Some type of fruit (or rarely a salad): apple, grapes, pineapple, banana, etc

Afternoon snack:
* Almonds and/or trail mix

Dinner is less rigid but I eat a fruit/vegetable with it always.

Changes - Try for 2 weeks to see results
* Restarted taking my multi-vitamin and 300mg of Magnesium Citrate (had to stop taking 2 weeks prior to surgery).
* Bought a fiber supplement to add 5g of soluble fiber to my diet to make sure I am hitting 35g.
* Morning and night bath
* Apply coconut oil morning and night. Also right before bowel movement if possible.
* Replace protein shake at lunch with Kind bar (6g of fiber) or Clif bar (4g of fiber)

If no improvement in 2 weeks, stop fiber supplement and magnesium supplement. Start taking milk of magnesia or Miralax. If still no improvement, take the hit and go to the doctor.
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Re: Review my healing plan

Postby Okaybum » 01 Nov 2018, 15:23

My advice start taking miralax and take magnesium supplement. The longer is lingers, the harder it is to heal.
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Re: Review my healing plan

Postby DarkAvenger » 02 Nov 2018, 21:44

Sounds smart to me. I picked some up today and am starting on it.
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