2nd round of Botox epic fail

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Had 2nd round of Botox and EUA on Jan 17th. Surgeon said he would "clean things up a bit" while he was there. I'm not sure what he did ( was sent home from hospital without even seeing surgeon after) but I am worse than when I went in. Really regret having it done, the pain and bleeding didn't even ease a bit and i have been using rectalgesic for over 8 weeks now with only mild relief from the pain . The burning spasms go on for hours after a BM and am quite frankly at my wit's end. I'm due a check up but I'm assuming with the covid thing that's not going to happen. Not sure what to do, anyone with any tips at all?

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    hi, I have posted on this site more than a dozen times that I truly believe Botox is a complete and painful waste of time! there is no one that has said or proved that it works properly u need LIS surgery. do not drink orange juice, do not use pain killers as they can create more spasms, wash ya bum do not wipe, lubricate before BM, sit on hot wheat bag after BM. good luck.

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      Hi, have to say I totally agree with you regards the Botox being a waste of time, seems to be a process we have to go through before it's taken seriously thought. I have already been told that they won't do the LIS as the chance of incontinence is too high. If i ever get a follow up appointment I will be informing them that if they don't do it then they'd better find me some serious mental health care because I'm not spending the rest of my life like this. Thank you for your tips. I try to avoid pain killers but unfortunately I have another condition that means i have to use them sometimes.

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    hi Kath. i feel your pain (literally). i had 2nd one done 18th March (2 weeks ago) and am unable to do much other than sit for short periods and walk slowly around the house . by this stage after the first one, i was able to work from home and sit all day albeit on a ring cushion. No tips from me I'm afraid, but huge sympathy from a kindred spirit. Martin x

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      Thanks Martin. Seems very strange that the second round is so totally different in experience to the first. As you said, I also had far less pain the first time. Here's hoping we both find some relief soon x

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    by clean things up a bit, he most likely means a fissurectomy. which means he's scraped off all the scar tissue and basically made the fissure new again so it can heal faster. my guess is the pain is coming from the fissurectomy and not the botox. as botox injections do not tend to cause pain afterwards.

    i also had two rounds of botox. first time it did nothing, second time it cured my acute fissure that was a few months old, but did nothing for my chronic fissure that was several years old.

    so i think botox only works for new-ish fissures and not chronic ones.

    i would strongly recommend getting the LIS. and in the mean time:

    -take sitz baths

    -take magnesium citrate or mag oxide supplement daily: this is the best stool softener!

    -don't eat white flour foods or anything that is constipating for you

    -add kiwis, pears, prunes, flax seed to your diet

    -find a good balance between your fibre intake and water intake. too much fibre or too much water can cause really big stools

    -buy a portable bidet shower spray to clean yourself. and dab with tissue to clean, do not wipe because sometimes wiping can stretch or open the fissure

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    you should consider the LIS, botox did not work for me.

    good luck and hang in there.

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