Post Vasectomy Pain Forum

Capsaicin cream CBD oil?

Anyone tried it? Read that cream had some positive reviews for neuropathic pains, suppose to be very hot and with regular use it dulls the nerves.

Some other chronic pain sufferes found CBD oil helpful, just wondered if it work on neuropatic pain?

Tried cbd oil drops under tongue 400mg didnt see any effect.

Ive heard vaping it with the eliquid version is more effective cause when you ingest it has a low absorption rate.

Have been told by friends who had results from vaping it for bad back etc that they needed at least 1000mg strength for it to have effect…i will give it a try in the near future but it costs around 40-50 quid min a 10ml bottle.

Capaisin will burn like hell on the scrotum. If you want to use it I’d recommend mixing it with lidocaine/benzocaine which can help dampen the burn. Also, I read about CBD oil mixed with DMSO for topical penetration for treating nerve pain.

For the last several months I’ve been applying on-and-off homemade topical solutions. The solutions consist of lidocaine, benzocaine, aspirin and sometimes prednisolone dissolved in a DMSO/ethanol solvent. Occasionally I’d add clove oil and or wintergreen oil to it. I sometimes apply 2 to 3 applications in the span of 30 mins, and follow it with an application of Voltaren Gel 1% diclofenac sodium.

I’d say I have garnered some benefit from it. The clove oil and wintergreen oil appear to have provided no added benefit but increased irritation to the skin. I’ve also tried other solvents like benzyl alcohol/oleic acid, but they too seem to irritate and peel the skin more. I have tolerated the DMSO/ethanol 70:30 well.

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Hi Jason, have you recovered from your reversal OK?

I think I have had minor or partial improvement. I hate to admit it but cymbalta seems to help with the nerve pain and tingling. I did not have these types of pains prior to reversal, but they are mostly or completely gone when taking 60mg cymbalta daily.

Hope you’re recovered by this point in time. I heard that antidepressants can help with PVPS pain, are you still taking this for any pain reasons at this point, post reversal? I understand you may be on with your life at this point after so many years but I thought I would ask.

I am just now trying a benzocaine/lido/tetra topical and I have to say it is working like a charm. Way better than expected. I’m curious as to your total percentage mixed, since you created it yourself.

Sorry for the thread bump, not sure if that’s discouraged here

Hi thatoneguy!

I had reversal March 2017 and by July 2018 my pain was essentially resolved. I still have temporary mild discomfort or mild pain from sexual activity some of the times. But when I refrain I am pain-free. I weaned myself off Cymbalta (which took several months). My final determination is that Cymbalta did little to help with pain, but is worth trying.

I see you are trying benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine… topical. I tried that and it is too expensive. I experimented with my home topicals.
I bought lidocaine and benzocaine powder from internet. I also bought steroid (chose prednisolone) which I had to buy from China through Allibaba.

I would dissolve 4% lidocaine, 4% benzocaine and 0.5 to 1% steroid in a mixture of DMSO/ethanol. Or I would use other solvents instead such as oleic acid in ethanol (or isopropanol). Or DMSO and oleic acid and ethanol. I would paint on two or three or four appilcations sometimes with small paint brush giving time for it to soak into skin. did it work? maybe a little or maybe a little more than a little. but no silver bullet. It is worth a shot as well and this will work better than the expensive topical they are selling. The skin would peal sometimes but no big deal when you have pain.