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descrapster
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 10/2/2007 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   

My history:  I was DX in June.  Developed 2 fissures in a period of 2 weeks.  They got better after a month of being on meds then they just took a downhill spiral. For the last month it has been unbelievable pain.  Razor blades passing everytime I had to go.  I finnaly had enough of the creams not working and I called the doctor.  She wants me to go for Botox Injections to paralyze the muscle and stop the spasms.  I said Great let's go, anything is worth a shot!  Well in that same phone call, she prescribed Cipro to see if it would help in the meantime.  Well Cipro is working in the sense that my stools are super soft and I don't really have any pain when I go because nothing is stretching.  My question is...should I go for the Botox or just wait and see if the Fissures get better??  I don't know how long it would take for these things to close on their own.


Descrapster
Diagnosed with CD June 15, 2007
Currently 2 Fissures and 1 Fistula...YAY! Seton Drain currently in.
8 Pentasa/day
Had to stop Flagyl because of numbness in my toes!
 


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 10/2/2007 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe hold off for a little bit and see if the Cipro can heal them. I would be worried that the Botox might stir stuff up with its ingredients. If the Cipro doesn't work then give the Botox a shot. At least you'll have a wrinkle free butt. LOL
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


clickchick
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 10/2/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I just saw a colon and rectal surgeon who told me that fissures caused by crohn's are usually not caused by muscle spasm, but are more like the open sores that develop in the rest of the digestive tract, so the botox injections would not help with my fissures which are most likely caused by the crohn's. He said I could try it, but that it probably wouldn't do any good. I just started the Maker's Diet about a month ago and that has been helping my fissures immensely. I hardly have any pain anymore, and they aren't bleeding, which both of those things have been bad for 3+ years with almost no relief. So what the dr. told me was that meds that would treat the crohn's would probably be the best option for treating the fissures. So if you're doing better I wouldn't do the botox right now.

descrapster
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 10/2/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners- LOL! I forgot to ask her if while she was down there she could work on a few trouble spots around my eyes!

clickchick- That was my Colo-Rectal's opinion about the fissures but the meds aren't helping at all. The Crohn's is under control in the intestinal region because I hardly have any pain or discomfort whatsoever and the diarreah completely stopped. This is a one last option kind of thing because she really doesn't know what else to try. Nothing has worked and the pain is so incredibly unbearable. I am hoping the Cipro does the trick down there because I am running out of options and I would rather starve and go to the bathroom once every 3-4 days then deal with that pain!
Descrapster
Diagnosed with CD June 15, 2007
Currently 2 Fissures and 1 Fistula...YAY! Seton Drain currently in.
8 Pentasa/day
Had to stop Flagyl because of numbness in my toes!
 

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