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I have suffered from chronic anal fissures since Feb 2008! The pain was been so bad that it wasn't hard to remember the date!
Since then up until now I've had on and off fissures and every time I make a bowel movement, i've always been very nervous. Sometimes I'd go months with no problem, but when I did get a problem, it was always very painful and caused problems with my daily life until it decided to heal.
I have seen GPs about this more times than I can count, along with rectal examinations. It often didn't lead anywhere, and SOMETIMES i'd be given a cream to help, which never did. I was taking movicol for months to the point where the taste of the stuff made me feel like I was fighting to urge to vomit, and it wasn't strong enough.
To add to my bad fissure problem, I have IBS. I go through phases of very soft and easy to pass stools to rock hard constipation, the latter of which always causes painful tears. It seems to be triggered by stress instead of my diet, since I have a fairly healthy diet which hasn't changed. My stress levels also can't be helped since I suffer from severe anxiety and depression.
I feel like i'm trapped in a very painful vicious circle!
I have seen a surgeon before, who did a very painful examination of my bowels, which came out with no problems, though he mentioned he noticed the fissures. Nothing has ever been mentioned to me about sugery, and since I've suffered with this for so long, i'd jump at the chance of it!
I now have a few fissures at once which are the most painful i've ever had since it started. On top of that, I have a hemorrhoid which after treating will not settle. I'm fighting the urge to scream and vomit from the pain when I am making a bowel movement, and last time I felt dizzy for two days after!
I went to see my GP the other day, who is very hard to get an appointment with, but we only had time to talk about my depression, since that has also gone down hill! I'm going to try to get a new appointment tomorrow, though in the meantime i've sent my mum to the pharmacy with my debit card and asked her to get me whatever she can! I was advised on this forum under the IBS section to try Laxido for the constipation, though right now I think my body won't let me go because of the extreme pain.
Having this problem along with my severe anxiety does not work out too well.
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