It’s been a while since I posted on here. I’m at the 9month mark since VAS. Since then I have been researching to death medical papers and texts on the topics of VAS, fertility, immune responses, you name it. I’ve been to all the specialists with the usual results not even worth mentioning (it’s in your head)
I’m an engineer and I’ve almost had to give myself a biochemistry degree to understand some of the past medical research into this. At least I have some nice new medical words to add to my vocabulary!
I’ve got some very sound theories on my own case and why some of us end up like this. I’ve tested these theories by writing letters and even giving a presentation to some members of the medical profession. Interesting that they started to look at listen when legitimate theories based on solid research are put in front of them. They can no longer brush off us few fringe dwellers. Will write another thread on this later as it’s a separate topic.
I just wanted today to talk about my symptoms to see if anyone else is experiencing them.
Summary: 8week post VAS mark testosterone plummented. Absolutely crashed, I was a mess. 16weeks some slight recovery. Over the months slightly, ever so slightly small recovery. It’s a daily cycle… ie. one day I could feel really good. The next really bad. The ‘cycle’ started to swing more heavy. Some days extremely good then crash. At 7.5month mark dull ache started.
I found the higher the pain went, the higher my testosterone levels. I literally started to recover in one way and suffer in another. I found I could deal with the pain if it meant my test recovered. I find the lack of test worse than the pain. That may change as the pain increases, and it is. This week the pain become stronger. It’s definitely feels like congestion. With that sharp pain increase, huge increases in testosterone. I can feel it surging through me making me feel alive again. I wake up with morning wood and night time wood wakes me up it’s so hard. Libido through the roof where it used to be. That lasted two days. Yesterday the pain turned to sharp stabs up into the abdomen, then as I wondered… I started to feel funny… goodbye to the testosterone. I took some ibuprofen last night. This morning? No night erections, no libido, can’t get an erection if I tried and no pain.
The two are heavily connected. Has anyone experienced this?
my theory: I have an open ended VAS done but no VAS is truly open ended. The ends clog up with sperm, antibodies, fluids etc. All of us are at risk of congestion. This leads to build up in the epididymis and pain. What is also does though is stops sperm from it’s daily barrage on the body. I believe that halts the immune response for a while allowing the testis to recover. My sharp pains were possibly the block letting go. Huge amounts of sperm shoot out, the reaction starts up again and my body no longer produces testosterone like it should.
I’m booked in for reversal in three weeks. After my huge recovery this week it had to thinking if I should postphone. This morning I think I won’t be postphoning.
Hoping for the best.