@jsh I fumbled into Benadryl by accident and I’m not exaggerating that it saved my life. I had so much perineum, prostate and epididymus pain I was loosing large chunks of time. The burning pain was seriously the most intense thing I have ever experienced in my life. Nothing but hot baths would help. I used to find myself at home after work, not remembering the 30 minute drive… kept finding myself sitting in a scalding hot bath, not remembering how I got there. One time I even, “snapped back to reality” in the bath, still wearing my clothes, car keys and wallet still in my pockets. That sort of thing. One sleepless night I remembered I had a bottle of Benadryl and that used to knock me out. I think I took 50mg and the next day I woke up very groggy, but was also 90-95% pain free for the first time in months.
Another member posted here (I can’t recall his name) stating that a PT mentioned how Benadryl can help relax the pelvic muscles in some folks. I learned some time later that my posture was completely wrecked from my vas, my muscles where twisted and I basically had pinched several major nerves on the left side of my pelvis.
I can recall now, pre-vas, that taking Benadryl before bed would prevent me from getting arroused or from having an orgasm for almost 20 hours after the time of dosage… it basically seemed to, “shutoff” a lot of things in my pelvic region.
So, maybe it will help, maybe it won’t. It’s cheap and can be bought anywhere. I used name brand only, if that makes a difference. If it works for you, that’s great but don’t overdo it. I used it daily for… I can’t remember how many weeks… I started getting some really weird side effects.
I have asked several medical professionals for an explanation to this during my PVP journey and they all look at me like I’m totally stupid.