Been awhile since I’ve posted anything on here. Now 2+ years post my June 2018 vasectomy and things have settled down significantly. Most of the details of my issues can be found on the forum elsewhere so I won’t rehash that.
For me the main turning point was starting on the anti-depressant medication dulexetine also known as cymbalta. It took maybe 6 weeks before i noticed the effect but ultimately It helped me mentally tremendously as well as somewhat physically as it is used for pain management, specifically neuralgia, I believe. My pain was always at or around the vas site so I never thought it was “congestion”. I was extremely depressed about the whole situation, probably the worst year of my life post-vasectomy, and I knew I needed help because I was letting my loved ones down.
Like many on here I tried a lot of the standard remedies including pelvic floor therapy, papaya seed powder, NSAIDs, CBD and even a cord block with Dr. P with minimal success. I will say that I did find weightlifting to help quite a bit, at least mentally.
Anyway things aren’t 100% and I do still have days where it bothers me a little bit, but it’s night and day compared to where I was a 2 years, or even a year ago.
Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions.
Im not a Dr. and am not trying to recommend anything specific for anyone, but just letting everyone know what worked for me. I always told myself if I “got better” I’d come back to the forum and report what helped me. I feel confident enough now that I’m ready to pretty much move on with my life so I figured it’s time to do that.
Wishing you all speedy recoveries and good health.