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Re: Self healing and what exactly is full healing; need deta

Postby patience_and_healing » 21 Aug 2022, 19:48

Yes they should be able to help. But I think a colorectal specialist can help too.
8/16-12/16: Fissure due to antibiotics
5/17: Botox to sphincter, fissure healed
9/19: Trigger point injections and pudendal nerve block
11/19: Botox to pelvic floor
8/20: Botox to pelvic floor in new location.
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Re: Self healing and what exactly is full healing; need deta

Postby dmcff » 22 Aug 2022, 02:57

I wonder how many come to this forum either in the hope of self-healing or in the process of self-healing. I know that in own case, apart from a series of medical interventions early on, I have managed my AF/rectal issues more or less independently of medical advice, especially as consultations with CRS have been at best inconclusive and at worst pointless.

This forum has been a real support over the years, and at times I wonder how I would have coped without it. After 8 years I have not yet achieved full healing, and still have some pain and discomfort, but my general health condition now is far better now than it was 8 or even 4 years ago. I have mainly used pregabalin to mute the pain, and have gone easy on the standard treatments like creams and ointments - in fact, I cut those out completely a long time ago. The only regular AF-specific medication I still use is a stool softener, macrogol.

I wish all self-healers the very best, and hope that they will continue to visit the forum in future, as we all try to discover a way forward and out of this cruel and debilitating affliction.
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2017 Moderate pain
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Re: Self healing and what exactly is full healing; need deta

Postby Rich44 » 24 Aug 2022, 13:47

I tried self-healing for many years and finally was forced to do the LIS as I was straining every single time I had a BM which was scaring me that I could have a pulmonary issue. Since the LIS was done in October 2020 I have had no issues and no pain - I am back to normal BM's. Knowing what I know now, self-healing usually (not always but usually) means eternal walking on thin ice with every BM and I wanted to get on with life.
Fissure June 2014 - Oct 2020
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Levator Ani Sep 2014 - Feb 2016 (left job, cured!)
LIS, skin tags removed - Oct 2020
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Re: Self healing and what exactly is full healing; need deta

Postby dmcff » 26 Aug 2022, 07:52

I think the truth is that everyone is different. For some, LIS may be the best and only solution, while others find that gentle self-therapy, with methods described and discussed in this forum, is a better path to take. Some may want to try both routes. I wish everyone a complete and peaceful cure, however they decide to approach the matter.
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