Is there any pain killer that works? (UK)

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My pain started at the end of February and originally was thought to be piles. Now thought to be an anal fissure I have an appointment for the Botox treatment on 15th June. I'm looking forward to the anaesthetic for some pain relief. If I have a bowel movement in the evening I can say with absolute certainty I won't be sleeping that night! The pain is unbelieveable. Currently my pain relief is 2 paracetamol 4 times a day, 2 ibuprofen 4 times a day and 3 tramadol, one in the morning and two at night. All good with no bowel movement but even when soft and/or runny it is just as excrutiatingly painful! I am also using Laxido once a day.

?I also use a CPAP machine as I have sleep apnoea. I have an appointment at the sleep clinic the week before!

I don't have a good relationship with painkillers generally so the sooner I'm off them the happier I shall be. I have a history of depression where I have taken overdoses. I have since been dignosed with Asperger's and so far have been able to control that side of things through an understanding of the condition. 

?Am I right in thinking that it genuinely is that painful a condition? I describe it as somenie pushing a Stanley knife blade in and just for good measure passing through the intermittent elecrtric current through it!

Is the Botox reasonably successful and does it make a noticeable difference?

Having a totally sleepless night every 2 to 3 nights isn't exactly handy, especially when job hunting but will be worse when in work!

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    Yup!!! I wish a few good doctors could experience this kind of pain. Most Doctors won't prescribe anything for pain other than what you mentioned, because they are constipating and that's the last thing your fissure needs.

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      Everything has a risk of causing constipation, or at least seems to! I'm keeping up with the Laxido, also anything high fibre where I can, bran flakes for breakfast for example.

      One visit to out of hours I encountered a doctor who had the same problem and the Botox. She agreed with my description!

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    Hi Simon,

    ​Have you read my feedback on here, please let me know.

    Clive UK Birmingham

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    Good evening,

    It was a total success for me having Botox, the pain was off the rector scale before! I can only sympathise with you. Good luck and I am sure you will feel so much better! I still take a fybrogel drink twice a day to help x

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      Promising then.  I've been on a daily dose of Laxido as well so hopefully keeping things in order there. Anything that allows me to sleep at night after a visit to the toilet!

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    I'm 7 weeks post Botox! It was worth it ! It's allowed my fissure to start healing ! The pain does not exist anymore apart from odd stings here and there with bm and my fissure hasn't fully healed smile the Botox took about 2 weeks to fully kick in o remember the first few days the pain went from pre op was hours after Botox within the first week pain was 30mins and still not bad and then from there each day got less and less x

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      At the moment it's a god 24 to 36 hours before the pain eases up enough to let me sleep! Any improvement from a day or so down to hours and less will be paradise! Just the general anaesthetic sounds like a relief! 

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