Had my vasectomy October 30, 2018.
Usual story, 40 years old and happily married with three kids. My wife does not tolerate the pill very well so I decided “to be a man” and get a vasectomy.
Worst decision I my life - by far!
Very painful but first weeks I thought/hoped it was just postoperative pain.
The next months were hard. Depressed over the hole situation and in much pain. Had to get sick leave from my desk job.
After 2-3 months I started gabapentin and found some help. Amitryptin was also tried but too many side effects - nearly crashed the car one morning.
After 4-5 months Pain slowly decreasing but still not able to wear jeans and found it hard to work full time. Sleeping more than 4-5 hrs a day was difficult.
At one time pain was bad and I had diarrhea for almost a week. At this point I was on 8x300mg gabapentin and it may have contributed.
Decreased gabapentin and found it had low effect. Now only 300mg before bed.
Tried vitaminC, vitamin B and lipoic acid.
Have been using papaya seed powder last three months. Maybe some effect but the pain never goes completely away.
Low pain in the morning that rises during the day. Usually in scrotum and bottom of testicles. Right side worst. Driving gives pain higher up - maybe 10cm above penis - still right side.
Found much useful information on this site - thanks a lot to all contributors!
The urologists here in Denmark first suggested removing the entire epididymis - a so-called
I managed to convince them to try a reversal instead. Less drastic and leaves more options available afterwards.
Sorry for the short sentences. I am writing this on my phone from the hospital bed after the reversal a few hours ago :-).
Some pain from the surgery as expected. But hopefully it solves the chronic pain I was in due the vasectomy.