5 weeks now and after a bowel movement I am once again in excrutiating pain! I had bowel movements two nights in a row earlier in the week and they were nothing like this. Te difference was they were much more solid and form. Earlier in the afternoon and tonight it was all much softer, almost runny, diarrhoea like, which seem to cause most pain. I'm also more prone to the same thing when using the precribed laxative as well! I've now been taken off the tramadol and put on gabapentin instead.Still taking paracetamol and ibuprofen on top of that just to try and control the pain when it hits.
Having been recommended on here to use a Sitz bath, the nearest I could find which probably is the same thing is a portable bidet. I've been using that for at least 15 minutes each day. Half an hour if able to after a bowel movement! I don't have access to a bath. I also apply Germaloids cream after the bathing.
The pain is so intense I am unable to sleep because of it.