Hello. I know a lot of you might have seen my posts elsewhere around here, but I wanted to start a new thread for a specific question: is there any way to hold off damage while waiting for a reversal?
Such as: eat an antianflamitory diet, take antianflamitory medication, hot baths, papaya seed powder, abstain from orgasm/ejulation,
To recap my situation: I’m 9 weeks post vasectomy. Felt good the first week and pressure like pain started building around a week to a week and a half later. Stated as a duel ache but started to get a burning feeling too. I think I had some inflamation and pelvic floor pain but have gotten rid of most of that around 5-7 weeks after.
Pain with orgasm has improved but is still there. I don’t know what pain scale were using here but I wake up and don’t feel bad, I feel pain but it’s not awful, but it gets worse throughout the day so that by night time I just want to sit down and take a hot bath. The burning pain I assume was inflamation is mostly gone and now I mostly just have a dull ache in what I assume is my epididimes. Pain varies day to day but over all they both generally hurt about the same.
I’ve been taking 1/2 tsp of papaya seed powder twice a day and a daily turmeric capsule. I took 10 days of doxy around 3-4 weeks but I don’t think it helped much. I was taking 800 mg ibuprofen 3 times a day from about 3 weeks post vas to 7 weeks, which I think beat most of the inflamation. I’ve just fishished 5 days of prednisone but I don’t think it helped; if anything I’m in a little more pain, I think because I stopped taking ibuprofen.
I’m leaning toward waiting until March for a reversal if not better enough by then. First because I want to give myself time to maybe improve without surgery but also to save some money and throw tax returns towards the reversal bill which as to be payed upfront.
Is there anything that anyone has come across that maximizes chances of a successful reversal that I could be doing now? I’ve seen some people say that reversal surgeons say they’ve never seen a blow out before 2 years, but I don’t want to take any chances. I don’t want inflammation scarring everything up either.
I’ve been eating horrible since all this happened, I just find it hard to care about anything. I’m sure eating a better diet could help with inflamation and maybe help me feel better overall. I’ve read inflamation can play a big part in reversal success so I’d want to start eating right before a reversal in any case.
I’ve read mixed things about papaya seed powder: that keeping the pressure off by taking it can help a reversal but that the surgeon might find no sperm and do a epididimis to vas bypass vs a vasovasostomy. Also that by taking papaya seed powder and not making spent the vas night close up after a reversal.
Thanks for the help. I apologize if this post Is a bit redundant to my other main thread.