I recently started taking an OTC niacin supplement on the hope that it would help with my energy levels and help me be more active, but surprisingly it also had a huge impact on my pain to the point that I’m not even taking anything else to manage it.
I still have some discomfort, but the difference is enough that I’m having sex again as often as I want without any pain appearing hours/days afterward. I’m even easing my way back into some exercise.
I’m taking 250mg of niacin once a day in the mornings. It gives me a niacin flush (whole body gets hot and turns beet-red) for about 40 minutes, but whatever – it’s a small trade-off for the benefits it seems to be providing.