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Re: Worst pain of my life, please help. :(

Postby Suzie81 » 11 Nov 2016, 15:20

The polysporin I think is a good thing My poor butt.... May have prevented the fissure or whatever cut or ulcer I have going on down there from getting infected. Doc still thinks it's only a Hem and doesn't think I need a specialist. SO confusing so I am going to take some time and do research on homeopathic treatments for these conditions. So far I have learned probiotics are a MUST as well a two cups of raw cabbage juice daily. (apparently this helps with the digestive flora) I am SO not happy about having to take antibiotics... but if I want this to heal and apparently its this or surgical incision and drainage (NOT doing that).

How are you both feeling post surgery today?

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Re: Worst pain of my life, please help. :(

Postby Suzie81 » 11 Nov 2016, 15:43

Side Note: Would a hemorrhoid cause an abscess? My thoughts are fissure in ano that got infected causing this abscess based on my presentation and research but IDK. I may decide to call a few colon and rectal doctors on Monday to see if I can go in for a consult.. For now, more baths.
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Re: Worst pain of my life, please help. :(

Postby Mypoorbutt » 11 Nov 2016, 15:48

To be honest I wouldn't know....but I have had really bad hems for years 4 external and at least 4 internal....they were horrendous after giving birth but I never got an abscess.
Probably best to get a CRS to give you a full diagnosis at least you would know what was happening and maybe even why
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Re: Worst pain of my life, please help. :(

Postby Suzie81 » 05 Jan 2017, 10:20

Hi,

It's been sometime since I posted here and I wanted to update you on what is actually going on with me. To make a long story short I was misdiagnosed not once but twice with a hemmrohoid and then a fissure. I was given creams that didn't work and then all of a sudde one day I had a bursting on my panties which turned out to be an abscess. Doctor said this was good and two months of antibiotics and I still have drainage. I was at a loss and feeling VERY depressed and overwhelmed and decided to take matters into my own hands. So I went against my health insurance and saw a holistic practioner in Londonderry NewHampshire who is starting me on all sorts of herbal medications such as wormwood complex and plenty of chlorophyll supplements. He stated the traditional route for those dealing with an abscess and then turning into a fistula is surgery which can be exploratory first to see if they can cut just enough without damaging the anal sphincter and laying you out to basically heal from the inside out or placing cutting setons if there is too much muscle involved and this could be left in indefinately :( I really don't know who to talk to. There is some mention of Chron's and he wants to do a Catscan but his of course involves swallowing a barium drink that I dont want to do because my stomach has been so upset from all of the antibiotics. I really need to find a good colorectol doctor but everything I have read says surgery is the only curative if at all. Just kinda feel super depressed and anxious now as this has been a five month ordeal and I don't feel any better.
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Re: Worst pain of my life, please help. :(

Postby GilmoreGirl » 05 Jan 2017, 10:27

I wish I could help you, it's been five months of hell for me too and I understand your pain. If you can find a good CRS then do so, to at least ease your mind and lay out all of your options.

The depression and anxiety is overwhelming. If you can find a good psychologist to speak to, it may help you get through this.

I wish I could be more help, but know that there are people here for you if you ever need to talk or share. I'm praying for you and all of us to get through this and come out stronger on the other side
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Re: Worst pain of my life, please help. :(

Postby Suzie81 » 05 Jan 2017, 10:31

That's a good idea GilmoreGirl. I want to be at a place where I feel empowered and amroured with information. I want that for us all. I'm sorry you are going through similar troubles because this indeed is something I don't thin any of us fully understood until going through it. I suppose that is the case with many illnesses but this one can really do a person under at times. Thanks for your kind words and prayers and love back to you. x
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Re: Worst pain of my life, please help. :(

Postby Jimbfree47 » 05 Jan 2017, 10:48

I have to agree with the part on anxiety depression with this garbage. It def takes a toll on my nerves and it affects my mood as the uncertainty of it all is the biggest problem. Sometimes I get the feelibg like I am going to die any minute and that is really way off the chart. If I was going to drop dead from this I think I would of already been taking the dirt nap. I will be going to see a GI next week for some checks to see if I have any GI issues that need to be addressed. Also will be going to see a Urologist to check that as well. By doing these things will ease my anxiety fir at least I know where I stand rather tgen speculating.
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Re: Worst pain of my life, please help. :(

Postby Suzie81 » 05 Jan 2017, 11:08

That's a good point Jim because that seems like I have been doing a lot of guessing myself. It's tough when you have been misdiagnosed too. If only this could have been just a hemmrhoid..Now I know those come with theirown hosts of issues and potential surgeries but I feel like if she got the diangosis right the first time maybe something could have been done sooner. I'm sorry you are feeling depressed too. I think that will be my next step because I really feel at a loss what to do. Doing my reserach now and getting a good Colorectal doctor who won't just shove their fingers up my rectum and say I'm fine, take the pills..If I was fine, they why am I abscessing, bursting and re-abscessing. This "thing" has taken away all of my self confidence and I hope for all of us their is light at the end of the tunnel. x
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Re: Worst pain of my life, please help. :(

Postby Suzie81 » 05 Jan 2017, 11:18

You know something else too? I have to remind myself to enjoy the good days even if they are only part days. I told myself after the holidays were over I would really spend some time attacking the source of all of these issues. The experts say that all illness starts in the gut..whether it be Chrons, IBD,IBS Collitis...With that being said, I ordered a book called the SCD diet which basically eliminates all sugar and I'm committed to doing something good for my body for once. The hardest part will be putting my wine done. That above all did relax the anal muscles when my fissure got infected and abscessed. From everything I researched fissures can be infected, and easily and it's through no fault of your own, meaning fecal matter rarely causes it.

I think what a psych would say is to simply think back to the days and weeks leading up to the onset of your symptoms and ask how stressed you were. Did something major happen? and to really evaluate that. For me it came in the form of my career life balance and I have been so much better since quitting that dreadful place. I always dreamed of being a stay at home mom but didn't think it would come in the form of illness. One positive for me today is a I tried colloidal silver since yesterday and no PUS but a bit of blood and only mild itching (so far) it gets worse after the bath. But i'm not losing hope and none of you should either because Jim is right, if this thing wanted to kill us it already would have happened. Now is the time to invest in ourselves and do the research needed.

For those suffering with a fissure, reserach preventative measures for infection and avoid antibiotics unless neccessary. I am against surgery and will choose that as a final resort.

The healing, again, must come from the inside so maybe meditation could help? For me, I find if I armor myself with education I feel less hopeless and I hope it does that for you too.

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Re: Worst pain of my life, please help. :(

Postby Jimbfree47 » 05 Jan 2017, 11:28

Agreed on the misdiagnosis . The first CRS I saw said I had a fissure did treatment then went back after 2 months and tild him still feeling pain. He looked told me fissure was healed and I had 2 internal hemmys and that was my problem now. So I agreed to have him band them. Well that was a waste of time and money as pain still there. I decided to fibd someobe else fir second opinion. I was told by second CRS that fissure was there with 3 internal hemmys. So I decided after 9 months of this crap to go ahead and have him do the Lis and banding. That was 10 weeks ago and finally I am noticing a difference . last 2 days no pain having BM.I dont trust this thing so I will stick with watching my diet.Hopefully GI doctor can put me on a diet to ensure keeping it soft. I also have lost faith in doctors as well but To ease my mind I am seeing GI and Urologist. To me it seems there answer is always take pills and collect lots of money to help pay fir the office abd facility they use. Sheesh
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