Wow....I have started to use nitroglycerin ointment to try to heal my chronic anal fissures. The IMMEDIATE headaches are unbelievable, and stop me in my tracks! I am hopeful that this will subside in time, and am willing to actually endure these headaches (which do go away in between doses), if I can get my rear to heal!
If you've used this ointment, do the headaches eventually go away? Also....how did you use the medication? I have read some places online that say to apply "around the anal area", others say inside. How many times a day? I have read conflicting things here, as well. Even my prescription says "twice a day" on the label, and "three to four times per day" on the enclosed instructions!
It seems there is not much info out there regarding this treatment....although I've seen a couple of studies that give me hope. I see a surgeon in 2 1/2 weeks, so I am hopeful for some healing in the meantime, and to, perhaps, avoid the surgery, altogether.