After 4 agonizing years of rectal pain, I finally found a drug that has cured it once and for all I hope. If anyone out there has moderate to severe rectal pain, I wanted to help them not go through what I had to go through. Anyone who has chronic pain knows the feeling of not even wanting to get out of bed in morning. The pain started aprox 1/2 to 1 hour after getting up. My life has been controled by it. I could never enjoy myself, I lived in constant fear every day! I had gone to pain management doctors and all they did was put me on pain meds and more pain meds. That and menopause was driving me insane! Finally I started to do research on the internet about
rectal pain and it's causes. I saw a Gastro doctor 8 months ago and he suspected stress was the trigger for this pain. Possible..?? ...YES!!!!!
IBS can be caused by extreme stress. I was always constipated and I believed the pain pills caused it. I was lucky if my bowels moved twice a week, not normal! One day I went to the ER becase the pain was getting worse and it never let up, I had this pain all day. Only at night would it go away during sleep. No stress when you sleep. The ER gave me Bentyl (Dicyclomine) 40mgs 4x a day. That was the ticket. I hope in a week or so I can get myself off the Tramadol and have a life again. If you have rectal pain....please, please ask your doctor to put you on Bentyl.....it is an old drug and has been around forever! But it relaxes the whole digestive system. It's worth a try! Hope I've helped someone. Let me know.