Hey guys, so I am new to this site and am a 22 year old Male who has suffered with Anal fissures since I was about 14 years old when my first one came about. Since then it wasn't so bad and has only been a real big issue when I had food poisoning when I was 19 and was diagnosed with IBS-C. This is a HUGE problem for me, as I take Laxido to sort out my bowel issues. I normally take about 1 sachet per day as this seems to work for me and I do not want to take too much as it causes me to go too much (Especially when I'm in work). So essentially the reason I am posting on here isn't so much as issues with stomach pain or the likes, it's more the fact that I get a lot of times where the fissure opens up and causes immense pain for which I use a topical cream which I need to insert and all those gory details. It's impacting my life a lot and it's especially hard as my girlfriend is an adventurous person who loves to go out and explore wildlife and as I am a man with unfortunate circumstances, the IBS and anal fissures has taken over my entire life. I'm too scared to go anywhere, I've been attempting to control my fears by taking a number of pain relieving medications out with me when I go places as well as wet wipes (Although they cause severe burning of the anus).
So the main question is, how can I fix this? To describe the problem itself more aptly, when I go to the bathroom and barely strain, I still get burning pains and due to the laxido I go to the bathroom much more and frequently wipe too much so that causes even more pain.
TL:DR - Anal fissures suck SUPER BAD. They are chronic. Love life is in jeopardy due to this and my IBS, what do I do?
P.s - My girlfriend tells me to go to the doctor, but I'm scared that my issues won't be fixed. Also, I wish there was a more effective treatment than Laxido, is there any out there that is better for my body? Trying to also lose weight and go to the gym and the likes.
Age - 22
Height - 6"2
Weight - 17 stone (I like to think I wear it well or that I've dropped weight)
Other health issues - Anxiety and confidence issues