Hey everyone, hope you’re all doing well or not too terrible at least.
I haven’t been doing too bad for the past month or so. Pelvic PT, Cymbalta and maybe the reversal have been helping a bit.
I’ve had quite a few days where I’ve been down to a 1 or 2, even skipping my morning dose of tylenol. Managed to cut and split firewood a few times. I did have a flare up over the xmas holidays, but I had the flu and whole body aches, so I can only imagine that it would make PVPS worse.
A lot of my pain now is perineal/pelvic floor and in my right thigh and groin area.
Anyways, I’ll get to the point, on January 8th, I had a cord block with steroid done by Dr. Jarvi. It was done under imaging guidance. He didn’t think it would help me, since most of my pain is up the cord, in the groin, leg etc. but I figured it was worth a shot.
Immediately after it was done I had some tingling in the tip of my penis and my right testicle felt…odd. Kind of heavy and hard.
The trip home was a bit rough, but by that night I had started to feel pretty good. My thigh pain was way down, groin pain was hardly noticeable, penis pain was pretty well gone. Perineal pain was still there and my scrotum felt gross and numb, but whatever.
Next 3 days were pretty damn good. Very low pain levels. Didn’t have to take tylenol (although one day I did and I felt awesome for pretty much the whole day). Then my perineal pains actually started to subside a bit, which I can only surmise that since my pain was low, my pelvic floor wasn’t tightening in response automatically.
But then on Friday the 12th, my pain started ramping up…then on Saturday, worse, Sunday worse. So bad I was considering taking a percocet or Tylenol 3. I resisted though, since I don’t want to go down that road. Today’s not quite as bad, but I’m pretty freaked out that I might have made things worse.
I can’t find much info on the internet about getting worse from nerve blocks, but I can only hope this is temporary, or maybe the steroids are kicking in, I don’t know. I’d hate to be in more pain for the 6-8 weeks that the steroids take to wear off or longer.
I’d love to hear from someone else who’s had a cord block and how their pain levels were.