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Re: Unbearable pain please help

Postby pita74 » 17 Feb 2017, 14:17

IronicTwist wrote:For me, as long as I apply GTN right after a BM I can almost avoid pain completely.


I wish it were that easy for me. I'm on day 5 of soft BM which I assume is helping not to re-injure. But even though I do a sitz bath after BM and then the dialtazem, I still get a good 4 hours of on & off itchy pain from what I assume are spasms.

The only thing that helps is to lay on my side with a small room heater pointed right at my behind. As soon as I get back up, spasms will come back in a minute or so.
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Re: Unbearable pain please help

Postby IronicTwist » 18 Feb 2017, 06:57

I went through that for months. The past 3 have been easier and controllable. Trust me, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Have you considered LIS?
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Re: Unbearable pain please help

Postby pita74 » 18 Feb 2017, 10:56

Geez, I can't imagine months of this. The amount of time I am allocating to this issue is ridiculous.

RE: LIS, not really, I'm a newb to this. I injured myself a little over a month ago, so I'm hoping this isn't a chronic situation.

I'm cautiously optimistic that so far, today, I haven't been in pain. This is day 6 of soft BMs, so I'm really hoping that I'm healing and it's just a waiting game. I do feel a weird spasm today, but it's deeper inside and not painful. Really really hoping this means healing is happening.

I just wish I would have learned about the Miralax & MOM weeks ago so that I wasn't re-injuring every morning.

I'm going to take advantage and go for my jog now. :-)
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Re: Unbearable pain please help

Postby pita74 » 18 Feb 2017, 17:41

Quick update, it's 5:34 PM and I haven't had any pain today other than a bit of discomfort. I'm also sitting on my bed, cross legged for the last 2 hours as I write this.

I can't friggin' believe I'm not in pain! Holy Cow! I'm so happy I could cry!

I'm really really hoping this means I'm healing FINALLY. Either way, I'm sticking to the diet, supplements and meds until I see a specialist. I am not willing to ever go through this again as long as I can help it. I don't care if I have to eat bird food the rest of my life.
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Re: Unbearable pain please help

Postby GilmoreGirl » 18 Feb 2017, 18:09

That's great Pita74, glad to hear things are going well!!!

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Re: Unbearable pain please help

Postby positivesun » 19 Feb 2017, 13:12

Pita,

What do you mean by MOM diet? And when you say no pain, do you mean during a BM or no pain ever. I am without pain during BM but I am constantly feeling something not right down there.
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Re: Unbearable pain please help

Postby IronicTwist » 20 Feb 2017, 04:36

MOM is probably Milk of Magnesia. Helps keep bms soft. Good to hear you are feeling better pita. You may just heal with conservative measures. If it persists, ask for a GTN prescription. That should get you healed.
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Re: Unbearable pain please help

Postby pita74 » 23 Feb 2017, 09:34

What is a GTN scrip and is it better than dialtazem?

So far I am mostly pain free. Been watching diet like a hawk, lost 5 pounds. Crazy how easy dieting is when you have this as a consequence lol.

I still get discomfort and riding in the car sucks. But I can sit on my bed every night without pain, so something must be changing. Slowly, ever so slowly.

Oh yeah, and I still stand all day to work. Sitting on a chair or in the car are still probs.
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Re: Unbearable pain please help

Postby IronicTwist » 22 Mar 2017, 04:42

GTN is Glycerin Trinitrate. (correct me if Im wrong) It isnt a calcium channel blocker like Dialtazem. What it does is relax the internal sphincter or any hypertonic muscle its locally applied to. Think of what a botox injection would do but instead of 6 to 8 months of effect it lasts a few hours. I never tried Dialtazem but the GTN(rectogesic) I used did help dramatically reduce the spasms giving my fissure some time to heal. GTN does come with a catch. The most common side-effect is headaches but those usually subside within a few minutes in my case. How long have you had the fissure?
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Re: Unbearable pain please help

Postby pita74 » 22 Mar 2017, 04:49

Thanks for clearing that up. I have had it since January 10th. I am happy to report that I am definitely healing. I am still on the daily Miralax which along with sitz, eating like a bird and standing all day have helped me. I'm not sure if the Dialtazem has actually helped. Still not 100%, but definitely getting there. As of 2 days ago, I no longer feel that itchy, burning sensation of the spasms after a BM. I'll be continuing the same remedy for another month just to be on the safe side and then I will see a specialist to rule out any long term problems. I'm also holding out for another month before doing any strength training other than my daily runs.
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