anal fissure is killing me, I can't live like this.

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Hi, Anyone please, some advice. I'm so depressed, i cant live like this. I've had it about 3 months. Using nitro, had botox, nothing seems to help . I keep having like 7 or 9 consecutive days , with no pain, i think im healing, then out of nowhere the pain starts again. Neverending cycle. My stool is soft I take mirilax, and psyllium husk every day plus lots of water. Why do I still have pain every bm , and hours after when the stool is soft??

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    Hi Vanessa. Sorry to hear about your situation. I am in the process off healing and know how much these fissures can affect your life. Perhaps there is something in your diet causing the pain after a bm? Like spices? Or acidic foods such as oranges, tomatoes..... I take the same laxative but as well I have completely changed my diet just to be sure! Also have you tried a sitz bath with coconut oil for pain relief? I found it wonderful. I would also rub the oil around and a bit up my anus. Really helped me!
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      Hi, thanks. Yes I do take coconut baths twice a day, sometimes 3. I don't eat oranges, but tomatoes sometimes. I have changed my diet completely to eat only chicken and vegetables. Maybe I'm missing something...
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      I'm not 100% sure about chicken alone but I am totally off meat as it can lead to constipation, especially red meat. I get my protein now from beans and pulses. Hoping to start introducing fish soon!
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      So you are healing now just by eliminating meats, taking the coconut baths, and the laxative ?
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    Hi Vanessa,

    So sorry to hear that you are still in pain,have you read my profile on here,

    please get back to me.

    Clive

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    If I were you I would get the sphictoronomy surgery which is on the sphicter muscle. I had a bad fissure last  year and this  surgery helped me a lot. The sphicter muscle plays a large role in not allowing the fissure to heal on its own because the spasms do not allow the fissure tto heal. The only issue I had, if  you consider this an issue at all considering the amount of pain you have been in, is that after the surgery I do not  have as much control on whether I can stop my farts from coming  out in public  or not. Now, I will not tell you that it is not painful to go poop right after surgery, because it is, but after a few days it gets better. Besides that, I have been doing great. I hope this helps and may you  have a good reccovery. I am very sorrry that you have to go through this because noone should  have to go through anything like thiis.
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      I hear mixed reviews about the surgery that's why I'm not ALL the way sure I want to . I'm scared of incontinence as a result. But I would love for the pain to go away.it's a big decision to make I guess .
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      I too was a bit scared of the incontinence factor as well. But honestly, when you compare incontinence to the amount of pain you experience with an anal fissure it is no comparison. I give you a lot of credit for hanging in there for 3 months. I had the surgery after about 50 days, but I had a chornic fissure so I really did not have a choice. Good luck with whatever you decide to do though. I hope you get better soon and hang in there!!!

      Myles 

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      Thank you, .. and Yea, you are right about that!! How long after the surgery did it take you to heal? Was it a super rough recovery??
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      So it took me about a good two weeks to fully not feel pain or discomfort back there. It was hard adjusting to a normal life again. Before feeling better, I had not sat down in a chair for almost a month. Also, I am not going to tell you that I had no pain after the surgery, because you will. But overall, you can get through it and it is worth it. Everyday since, I have been applying this stuff called calmoseptine on my anus every time after I go poop, as well as take a shower and wash the area after every time I go poop. Also, when I go poop, I squat now rather than sit on the toilet. I hope this advice helps and if you have any other questions feel free to ask me.
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    Hi - I really feel for you - I am just at the start of using GTN and adjusting my diet and have been getting the MOST horrendous pain on and off for weeks now - I just about wanted to give up last Friday when I had to do a 7 hour shift at work with the most agonising pain. I can't offer much in the way of new advice, but sometimes just knowing other people understand can help. I found these forums helpful and supportive and am trying some of the suggestions on here, including coconut oil - I will also try Sudocrem. I really hope that you get some relief soon. My thoughs are with you.
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      Hi, thank you so much, and you are so right. I know exactly what you mean. I feel like noone understands,. Feels better knowing I'm not alone. In a way working makes me keep my mind off the pain. Sometimes I'm home and I just cry wishing it was all a dream. I really hope I find some relief soon.
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      The Sudocrem really helped me. But I realise it HAS to be accompanied by intermittent coconut oil and Manuka. Also need to ensure BM is not frequent or hard. Sitting long time also not too good. Anyway I am still learning to cope. It has not healed completely or cured. Diet of rice based is better than wheat.
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      It's weird because at first the manuka worked really good. Then as of lately seems like it isn't working..I'm still using it though, just trying to get through the rough patches . I want to believe I can heal without surgery.
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      Yes. Hearing some of the stories post surgery I too want to try and manage without. It's like a pain management structure to follow. Not really a cure unfortunately. Anyway do try alternating Sudocrem, coconut oil - making suppositories and Manuka
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