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My Experience Of Using Verapamil Injection
HJC shared his Peyronie's story in the comments to our Verapamil injection article. I have moved his story and update with my comments to this section, as feels more appropriate location.
HJC Story (December 7th, 2012)
I start Verapamil injection treatments a week and a half from today. I was feeling conflicted as to whether I made the right decision.
It seemed like I was doing better, with pain only a rare occurrence. My wife helped me take some photographs last night, and I was shocked at the increase in bend, both to the left and down since my first diagnosis this past February. I compared photographs. Both are about 45 degrees. I also took the photographs to provide my urologist with as much information as possible to help him provide the best treatment.
I no longer have any misgivings. I need this therapy and I need it badly. I have located the study that strongly suggests the need to combine Propionyl-L-Carnitine with the Verapamil to have any real chance at seeing results. I already have a supply laid in.
Yes, I'm anxious, but I'm also eager to have another treatment of this horrible disorder.
Wish me luck, brother sufferers.
My Reply (December 8th, 2012)
Thank you for your comment. It is great news that you have started treatment and that you have a supporting wife. Taking photographs is also a very good idea, not only will it help your doctor, it will also help you to keep track of your progress.
Have you considered using stretching device as part of your treatment? The doctors that I have Interviewed to date (more in the process) have all said they advice their patients to use stretching device in conjunction with their medical treatment. Most support using traction device, but for some patients it is not suitable (work or other circumstances) and for those they encourage using vacuum pumps instead.
I wish you all the best with your treatment. Anxious is very understandable but eager is great. I hope you will be sharing your progress with us (you can use the Your Peyronie's Story section for that).
HJC Update (February 27th, 2013)
I just had the sixth Verapamil injection today. We did it without penile block numbing. The injections were a little painful, but no way near as painful as the mental anguish of Peyronie's.
I waited until now to report back to see how things would go. Besides the Verapamil injections, the program I am on includes Pentoxifyllene, Colcrys, Vit. E, and L-Arginine, all prescribed by my urologist. To that I have added CoQ10, Proprionyl L Carnitine, Serrapeptase and Nattokinase.
I asked my urologist about traction therapy. He preferred vacuum therapy, so I switched to that. So far, the downward bend of about 45 degrees has been almost completely eliminated. I had a sharp bend to the left at the base, and that has been lessened. I still do have a bend to the left, but it isn't too bad. I have also experienced a reduction in occurrence and severity of pain.
Conclusion: I would recommend Verapamil treatments along with vacuum therapy. As I mentioned to my urologist, something is working and I am happy to see a reduction in symptoms.
My Reply (February 28th, 2013)
This is excellent news. I'm so pleased to hear about your progress. It looks like you are getting the results all men with Peyronie's are looking for.
Regarding your doctors preference to vacuum therapy (VED), did he explain why? Was it due to the location of the scar / bending or his overall experience with VED vs. traction?
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