I understand exactly what you are going through brother. I too started having panic attacks at 6 months post V. It took me a while to figure out that all these new health issues I was experiencing (anxiety, ED, tiredness, brain fog, etc) were all linked to my vas. I was already considering a VR early on because of dull pain and reduced orgasms sensation but decided to wait and see. My pain at first was sporadic but got more regular at the 2.5 year mark. Mind you I never needed NSAIDs as my pain was congestive 0-2 pain level max.
I was reluctant to have the V in the first place but like many of you, everyone I spoke to seemed to rave about it. Well except for one guy…one night sitting around a campfire with friends they got to talking about their vas and how trivial it was and telling me that I should get one pronto. Well this guy that I just met that night told me privately afterwards that he had pain during the procedure and was still in pain. He told me flat out “if I was you I wouldn’t do it”. Well, a couple of months later I got the V. Shit! I still think about that night sometimes and regret not having listened to him. At the time I was like this is the only guy I’ve heard say that … what are the odds…FUCK !!!
At the 3.5 year mark I just could not take it anymore. I started researching my options and stumbled on this site. Based on my symptoms and testimonials from others - I decided on getting a reversal and have no regrets. It was as if something was pushing me in this direction, once I made the decision to get the VR I was at peace. My wife was supportive and understood the negative effects the V had on my health. I found arguably one of the best reversal surgeons in the world and never looked back.
I can say that the VR has cured me of my V issues. I have wood now on command and my sex drive/life is back as it was pre-vas. My SA and T level tests both came back higher than normal (I don’t know what they were pre V). No more pain from sperm granuloma and I no longer have panic attacks. Vasectomies are a fucking lie, from beginning to end!!! They cause problems whether you are aware of them or not. The 5-10% reduction in semen volume is noticeable and its physiological impacts on men’s health are undeniable.
My VR recovery was a breeze…5 days back to work and 7-9 days almost pain free. There was some swelling initially but hardly no buising. My incisions were so small that I can hardly notice them anymore. I was strict on the 4 weeks “no lifting” and 6 weeks “no strenuous exercise”. My family and I went to Disney World at the 4 week mark and I was able to walk 12-16 hour days.
My advice would be to do your research and find the best VR surgeon no matter how much it costs. I am at the 11th month post VR now and I have turned the page on this mistake in my life. I now am in a much better place physically and mentally.