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Worth trying Botox twice?

Postby patience_and_healing » 27 Jun 2017, 09:12

I had botox on the 15th of May and it helped reduce my pain levels quite a bit but unfortunately not enough to heal the fissure completely. The CRS who did the Botox said I still have a superficial posterior fissure and a small anterior one. I've had difficulty controlling my BM consistency because of taking antibiotics for my skin. I'm fairly certain I would heal if I could get them to be consistent. The doctor didn't think that trying Botox again would fix things, but I feel it's safer than surgery. Also I get skin cysts (hidradenitis) in the perianal region that I fear would be aggravated by any surgery. Any inputs are appreciated!
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Re: Worth trying Botox twice?

Postby Bum_UK » 27 Jun 2017, 15:07

I personally would try Botox both two and three times before LIS but that's my personal preference. I'm only on round one of Botox and I hope it allows the fissure to heal.
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Re: Worth trying Botox twice?

Postby missy moo » 27 Jun 2017, 23:53

Hi where can I find a list of things to ask my surgeon at my appointment coming up regarding any/all surgery options? And I want to make sure he's good at this kind of thing? Thanks
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Re: Worth trying Botox twice?

Postby patience_and_healing » 28 Jun 2017, 09:15

I agree Bum_UK. I think it's worth trying once more to see if it works. It costs a decent amount even after insurance and I'd have to make sure the second time is covered too.
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Re: Worth trying Botox twice?

Postby patience_and_healing » 28 Jun 2017, 09:18

Missy_moo you can make a separate thread to get inputs from others about this. But it's a good idea to ask the surgeon their experience in doing fissure surgery, and what kind of outcomes they've had with patients. A good surgeon should never hide their failures from the patient.
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Re: Worth trying Botox twice?

Postby shannonnicolas » 03 Jul 2017, 23:40

Hey there
I'm in the same boat as you, about to embark on Botox for the second time.. hoping it works. My specialist actually encouraged botox 2 - 3 times before heading down a different path. Good luck
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Re: Worth trying Botox twice?

Postby patience_and_healing » 05 Jul 2017, 01:10

Hi there and welcome to the forum. :) I'm sorry the first round didn't heal you completely but hopefully the second one will do it for you.
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Re: Worth trying Botox twice?

Postby missy moo » 18 Sep 2017, 00:25

Hi how's the second dose of botox going I'm booked for fissurectomy an botox in a few weeks really hoping for the best an hope your doing great this time round
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Re: Worth trying Botox twice?

Postby patience_and_healing » 20 Sep 2017, 12:40

I didn't get a second Botox dose, but I'm hoping I'll heal fully anyway.
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Re: Worth trying Botox twice?

Postby missy moo » 17 Jan 2018, 17:15

Hi P&h how are you now?
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