How I cured my chronic fissure after 2 years+

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I have been free of my chronic fissure for over 3 years now after dealing with chronic pain for almost 3 years. It all started in 2009 when I began to have blood in my stool off and on for about 12 months. I didn't really think anything about it because it did not happen at every bowel movement. I was at the time working out a lot and eating a lot of protein and a lot of nuts and not alot of water which I think caused my issue turn into a chronic fissure. The first time the was at age 29, the fissure pain came was after about a year of the on and off anal bleeding after and I got constipated and noticed a sharp pain while using the bathroom that I had never felt. After going I noticed a lot of blood in my stool but just cleaned myself as normal and went back in my living room to watch some tv. About 15 min. went by and then for the first time I felt the severe pain of what I didn't yet know was a chronic fissure. (Found out a year later after visit to Mayo Clinic in Florida) The pain of a chronic fissure is unexplainable unless someone has ever had it. It feels like you are being stabbed in the rectum and I can understand any and all of the issues, pain, mental and physical problems it can cause for someone and there family. I would like to give my advise to others with this issue to help them quicker than what it took me because of my stubbornness that I originally had. A lot of what you hear from doctors and creams told to use will not work or only for a short period when you think the fissure is gone and then it comes back. I tried everything and read everything for a long period of time and what I found that worked was not the creams as much as my major change in diet and health. Mostly what eventually helped was a liquid diet, lots of vitamins, oils for a long period(I lost 60lbs) and eventually, gradually adding solid food to your diet. No strenuous body, muscle workouts so that your anal muscles are not strained in any way. There is a lot more that I did and took place but I would be typing for 2 more days. If anyone has any questions, I would be happy to help. If you have a fissure or a chronic fissure I want to let you know that you can heal it. You will have to be devoted to doing it and very very positive. I am a very positive person and I as well thought about how I did not know how I could continue my life if the pain would not stop. It will stop and you can heal your fissure.

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    Hi bryan268 --

    Six weeks after Botox surgery, I finally feel I'm heading in the direction of healing. It's been very 2 steps forward, one step back. I only just went off the pain killers today. Last week, though, I had some on and off bleeding with defecation, which alarmed me & showed me the fissure wasn't healed even if the pain was much less. So far, I've determined that I have to stay on the stool softener/laxative so that I absolutely don't push at all when pooping; any push leads to bleed for me at this point.

    I was thinking how I'd like to get back to the gym, yoga, & pole fitness soon because I'm starting to feel better (though I don't think the fissure's healed yet). But I certainly don't want to interrupt the healing. I'd be interested in hearing how you reintroduced exercise & healed the fissure in the ways you mentioned above in your post.

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      Glad to hear that you are feeling better. As far as the laxative I would definitely continue to use it. I found for myself that Miralax worked the best for me twice a day with a lot of water. I took it in the morning and the evening before bed and it kept my stools good. Even after a period of time I would continue for at least a year to continue to take the laxative and then gradually lower your dose. As far as exercise besides working I did very little exercise for the first six months of healing. The most important thing for me was to realize that even when I thought I was healed, I was not yet as you commented. I really didn't get back in the gym for about 12months after I didn't have a lapse where the the pain came back. I didn't want to stress my muscles from the work out and cause my fissure to tear. It is a slow process for it to heal completely because of where it is. It was after about 6 months when I didn't have any issues or bleeding to where I finally realized that it was going to heal but that was after having lapses for about a 18mnths. Since you had the Botox, I cannot speak for that but it seems like that will help you a lot for your healing.
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    Bryan, I too am going thru a very similiar experience. How long did you take the Miralax for and did you ever get off of it? Do you do anything now to keep stools soft? Fiber? Thanks for any help
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    Hi Bryan,

    How have you been with your fissures so far? I desperately need your help. I'm trying everything and it is quite debilitating. I workout out a lot and lift weights but I would try anything to not do surgery nor suffer. I'm very dedicated to healing myself naturally. Would you please tell me what's the main things you did that worked? How long did you do liquids? Other measures? Thank you.

    Nancy.

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