For the past two months, I haven't even had one. Words cannot express how happy I was. I always have a tiny bit of a swollen area there, but it was never hard/rigid, tender, and it didn't grow. For reasons unbeknownst to me, it came back yesterday. It's not super bad today, but it does hurt when I sit directly upright and definitely hurts when I touch it.
I am doing my best to stop it from getting bigger because I can't really miss school. I missed almost all last week due to some flu crud. If I had to, I'm sure it would be alright, but I don't like to get behind or miss at all. So, I took a sitz bath this morning with epsom salts. To be honest, it does feel a bit better after the bath, but I don't know if that's a placebo effect or what. So, I have a few questions:
How much epsom salt are you supposed to use for this kind of thing?
How many baths should I be taking per day? How often?
And is there ANYTHING I can do besides baths/warm compresses? Just cross my fingers?
This is really difficult for me. I've been depressed for a month or two now but now that this is coming back, I'm even more depressed. I seriously just don't know what to do anymore. I keep wondering why in the world this has to happen to me, on top of all my other problems.
Any advice? :( Thanks.