My ADD is high today, so pardon if I repeat something someone else said.
First off…what's happening is not unusual. It takes a body to level out on it's own time. Some go like this for short-term and some longer. Most importantly I want to help you with your comfort as long as your doc is good with your symptoms.
No toilet paper. I used (and still do) Prep H wipes. There are others who use baby wipes or wet toilet paper, the prep h wipes were the thing that worked for me…expensive, but comfort came at a price.
After wipe, apply Nupercanial…it's a petroleum based ointment that is very protecting.
Lastly apply Calmoseptine, can be purchased on Amazon (if you can wait) or if you are US, Walgreens…some keep in stock on shelves…some behind the counter in pharmacy so don't be alarmed if you need to ask for it.
I am five years post takedown and still need the wipes each time I have a bm and the calmoseptine as needed (for me often.) Everyone is different and my body just didn't really like the takedown so much. But that's another story.
What your going through really sucks, but hang it; it improves.
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