I will be yet another guy who joins here with a similar story but I vow to make tomorrow better than today and keep everyone updated.
I had vas performed Nov 2017. 6 weeks later noticed lingering pain in right epididymis. Had trouble connecting it to any particular causes that would trigger it. Went through typical antibiotics. Bactram, Cipro (had to stop due to reaction but more on that in a bit). Ultrasound revealed the dreaded epididymitis. Tried Doxycycline. No relief. Told to wait 6 weeks and see if it improves. During that time I was convinced it was congestion based on my own feel of my body on volume of output, swelling, etc. I started papaya seed powder about 3 weeks ago to alleviate that and also for AI concerns. Also learned that hot soaks and heat helped but ice hurt. Pain meds really did nothing.
I went to a wellness doctor last week because I believe strongly in alternative methods supplementing traditional routes. I suffer from migraines and actually have a handle on those now in my life based on alternative treatments and better understanding of body. During the interview what struck her as odd was that ice hurt and the pain I have now is different from post-op recovery. Also found out my reaction was actually to Aleve which was new but likely brought on because my body was not able to process antibiotics anyway after taking so much in a period.
After a chiropractic eval, it was abundantly obvious that I was way out of alignment. Things that I never noticed were made clear to me. My wife was present and amazed at things the Dr showed. Legs uneven, hips tipped, etc. Turns out they all contributed to some compression and no doubt a negative effect. After some adjustments I instantly felt the acute pain in epi lighten. This wknd was best yet and I now can understand the radiating pain is likely due to that. My focus was just on the epi but the issue was larger. My system was off and the vas likely introduced a new pain feedback loop that I wasn’t able to handle. It seemed like ground zero was the epi but the root issue was something else.
I am going for comprehensive bloodwork this week to test everything from white cell count to T-levels, to PSA to thyroid. Learning about my body’s ability to react to this will be powerful. I plan to continue down this path and will provide updates but I was nearly in tears in front of my wife and Dr when I stood up with 60% less pain after one adjustment. Today I have hope.