So I’m in this place where I’m getting close to having exhausted Pain Management options. It’s not all bad news. Pudendal and perineal pain remains at bay and no referred pain anywhere. The remaining pain is exactly back where I started 2 years ago (3rd bout since 2005)…very concentrated on the left side, most likely in the epi or slightly above it in vas or cord. That’s almost always present. If i irritate it, it’ll spread along the cord in the scrotum, but not much more. Never pain in the testicle itself. Taking 100mg Lyrica BID and Dr. P’s. blend of Cialis and Oxytocin as pain meds.
I’m seeing Dr. P. in late June for a spermatic cord block with botox. I see my Pain Mgt. here in Cleveland in 2 weeks, but I think he’s done. Could try another GF block or RFA, but I doubt he’ll even recommend, and those would conflict with what I’m doing with Dr. P.
I had my reversal in 2005 but am not sure I ever had congestive pain. I went for it, like many, to be put back to my natural state. It generally worked…pain free late 2006 through mid-2016 other than a 6 month relapse 2008-09 but I concede I may have benefited more from removal of painful vas-tip granulomas than elimination of congestion. Who knows?
Before trying surgery like SCD or neurectomy, I’m wondering if I should try papaya seed powder. @RingoStar has proposed on occasion that it’s possible my reversal failed (it had been 10 years when this bout started). Last SA was only 10MM and that could easily come from the no-pain right side; that said, I’ve never had pain on the right side, so I’m betting it’s nerve pain on the left, but, hey, why not try every easy, non-surgical option before rolling the dice on surgery, right?
I take it that papaya seed powder reduces sperm count and, therefore, congestion. If my pain is epididymal, then perhaps it would unclog things, right? Any risks? Seems like many of you are getting relief quickly, say 3-4 weeks, right?
Anyone have any reasons why I shouldn’t try papaya seed powder if the botox doesn’t work?