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Postby Bothered Butt Blues » 07 Nov 2013, 01:21

Hi and thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences. A little over a year ago I got a hemorrhoid from a strenuous workout. The hemorrhoid shrunk but the itching remained and then I found out I had fissures. I'm a fit 50 year old who eats only organic and for the most part a vegetarian diet. I also juice vegetables and drink lots of water. My doctor has prescribed numerous medications and so far, other than shrinking the hemorrhoid, nothing has helped with the fissures. Before the fissures became chronic he sent me to a proctologist and she ended up doing a colonoscopy. She also prescribed another heavy duty hemorrhoid medicine that worked great for hemorrhoids but did nothing for the fissures.
From what I gather reading others' posts most people experience extreme pain and have problems with constipation. My main problem with fissures is the incessant itching. And trying not to scratch is like not running from a hornets nest. The worst is being woken up in the middle of the night and having to tend to the situation. After trying a number of various things such as Benadryl, Witch Hazel, Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Epson Salt, Silver Water, Mentholatum and Desitin I found that Calamine Lotion helps keep the itch away for a little while longer than anything else.
I saw my doctor today and he wants to send me to a wound specialist. My question to my fellow sufferers is, have you ever been sent to a wound specialist for this problem? My doctor told me I would be one of the few people in the waiting room who did not have Diabetes. My sister thinks that he is misleading me and I need to go back to a proctologist. All I know is at this point I would go to a Witch Doctor if I thought it would help.
I do plan on trying the other remedies mentioned in some of the other posts. I think I'll start with the Dr. Wheatgrass Balm.
I'm so glad I found this site. I have been researching for weeks and tonight was the first time it came up.
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Re: What to try next

Postby Peppermint Patty » 07 Nov 2013, 12:12

Hi, Bothered, and welcome! Sorry to hear about the fissures but glad you found us. I'm also glad you're not having any of the terrible pain many of us have experienced with our fissures, but the non-stop itching can be a pain in and of itself! And the sleepless nights just add to the stress of the situation. I hope you find a remedy that works for you really soon!

I would try everything under the sun, too, to get some relief, but I must admit I haven't heard about going to a wound specialist for a fissure. I would have thought the proctologist would have handled the situation herself. I'm glad she treated the hemorrhoids, but I thought she would have advised you on the fissures as well. (My colorectal surgeon treated me for both.)

Wish I could be of some help, but maybe someone else on the forum will have some answers for you. Anyway, good luck, and let us know what you decide to do. Best wishes!
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Re: What to try next

Postby Scientist2516 » 07 Nov 2013, 12:32

My CR nurse suggested Calmoseptine when I was having a terrible itch in my anus. You have to ask the pharmacist to order it, but it is not a prescription medication. I think you can order it from Amazon too.
I didn't end up using it, because my itch resolved when I switched medications. But it had excellent Amazon reviews, could be worth a try.
Nifedipine/lidocaine, no help
Diltiazem, effective, but caused major rash
Nitroglycerine, effective.
Topical estrogen for final healing.
Gentle heat to bottom - pain relief, muscle relaxant
Kondremul mineral oil
Time - lots of time.
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