I'm sorry you're having to suffer with this problem. It's a real insult to our heart and sometimes to our dignity. I'm not sure why but even the word hemorrhoids can elicit giggles and stares. Silly but we've all seen it. But if it happens to you it's definitely not funny.
I don't have any experience to share but I will agree that you might want to ask your doc about something for depression. If you find you are fearful of going out and become a hermit in your own home then it's time to let your doctor know. This is something I've had to deal with since the death of my oldest son over 10 years ago. Just doesn't seem fair, does it?
Please keep in touch and I hope the cream helps...
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Daily Donnybrook: Fibromyalgia, Insulin Dependent Diabetes. Ulcerative Colitis, Rare form of Dermatitis, Collapsed Disk, Osteoarthritis (especially in right hand and neck) and a couple of other adjunct agitations.
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