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Ice pack? If you have a bag of frozen peas wrap in an old towel and place it in between your bum cheeks. Try and lie down with your hips raised. That might reduce it a bit until you can do cream and suppositories.
The pain of piles is a bit like how I imagine having a large, red hot poker shoved up your backside would feel. I tried to explain this to DH the other day. He just looked baffled.
I guess he thinks if anyone was in that much pain they would be unable to function... Unfortunately often there is no choice but to struggle on. I hope you manage to get some relief OP. It is a problem that is often not taken seriously by those who have not experienced it.
Aye it's like a red hot poker for sure. And what I can only describe as a malteaser sticking out my bum. Nearly passed out trying to push it back it.
It's not so much itching I think I maybe had that before it got this bad its just a constant burning. Came home from a family lunch after sitting for a few hours and it was bleeding quite a bit. Will get witch hazel tomorrow after the school run
You could try sitting in as cold a bath as you can tolerate. It only needs to be deep enough to cover it/them and keep returning to it for as long as you can stand. Can help to shrink and also numbs. Sorry it is so horrible and painful I've been there myself.
I can recommend Prep H wipes .. you'll feel really clean and they soothe the area too. You can buy anusol hc .. it's got hydrocortisone in it and seems to help more .. you can't use it for long but it helped me a lot more than the normal cream. I think they keep it behind the counter though .. or you can order online.
You can freeze large sanitary towels and apply them, the sort of ones you're given after delivery. I suffered from engorged piles during pregnancy, my doc was excellent and helped me deal with it...I think it was just anusol, but it may be worth you seeing your GP for advice.
Thanks everyone I'm on day 2 of anusol. I really need to look at my diet, have lived off of tea, Diet Coke and wine since dd was born 9 weeks ago, don't even know where to start with that. But if it helps me get this problem under control I'll try anything at this point