I held off sharing this with the group until I was certain it was a durable pain response.
As many of you know I’ve had lingering issues for the last 5 1/2 years after my reversal. I was able to go back to work after reversal as it took care of the worst of my pain but still could get issues with prolonged sitting.
I am not diabetic. My fasting sugar was getting close to pre-diabetic so I had discussed Metformin with my doctor last year. This year I started having trouble with stubborn weight despite vigorous exercise and training so I requested a script for Metformin to see if it could help me lose some weight.
I started on 500mg a day on a Wednesday and by Saturday when I was expecting to have my usual end of week soreness and pain it never came or was very mild. I figured it was the Metformin and looked online and sure enough there is medical data/research on the use of metformin for neuropathic pain.
It’s been almost 3 months now and I don’t really think about or worry about pain anymore. I still have some altered sensation in my scrotum at my incision sites and where I was dissected/reconnected and my balls of course hang a little higher/different but absent pain I am okay with it.
I want to emphasize that this result was both totally unexpected and has been very dramatic.
I’ll post one of the many links I found about Metformin for pain relief. Again, I did not start taking it expecting any benefit at all in the area of pain management.