Persistent long term loss of sensitivity, nerve damage - please help
This probably belongs in the injury forum but since I’m new I got to post here. Really looking for help and guidance/support from any vets or anyone else who might have gone through something similar
Anyways let me try and condense this as best I can. Starting in about march of 09’ there was 1 1/2 year period where I was drinking pretty heavily as well as masturbating on a daily basis. Sometimes up to 3 times a day. Was kind of a depressing time for me. During this time period I started to notice my penis would get semi-numb at times. Due to lack of knowledge I would only back off things for maybe 1-2 days at best when I started to regain sensitivity. I assumed I could start masturbating again as normal and things would heal. I continued to experience minor loss of sensitivity which progressed into a rather noticeable loss. I was extremely naive about penis health and assumed if I gave things 2-3 days here and there and was less aggressive things would heal on their own. Admittedly, it was also extremely hard for me to give up the habit completely. So things progressed without ever showing much sign of improvement. In the back of my mind I was just telling myself things are going to heal but I never turned that into solid periods of abstinence. Then, about 6 months ago I experienced an injury at the base of my shaft. Was an extremely sharp pain and I went flaccid immediately. Thinking it might have been a ligament or dorsal nerve. Since then my EQ has been pretty horrible and spontaneous erections are practically nonexistent. I am also experiencing other symptoms such as hard flaccid, loss of size, enlarged veins but my main concern right now is the 60-70% numbness.
SO, since then I have been on a mission to really try and heal my penis. I have been sober/smoke free for 8 months, changed my diet, jogging daily, doing hot/cold wraps, ginkgo/arginine/b12 and have gone 2 months w/o masturbating. Now when I do masturbate it might be 1-2 times every 3-4 weeks and it is very lightly with very little friction on the underside of my glans, trying to keep the nerves in mind as much as possible.
So it has been 6 months and the numbness isnt improving. Seeming to get a little worse really. The pain from the injury is still there and things like jogging or even the *slightest* pressure(belt from pants) seems to aggravate the pain and make numbness worse. I have seen 2 urologists, had an ultrasound (came back clear), and both just reccomended take cialis to encourage blood flow and things might or might not heal.
My question is, do you guys think I am past the point of no return? Have my nerves just been way to damaged to repair? I will completely give up all masturbation but doubt it will do much at this point.
If anyone thinks recovery might be possible, can you reccomend something that might aid in the process that I am not already doing? TBH, I have lately been starting to get pretty freaked out about having to live with this for the rest of my life and am really hoping there is something I can do..
Sorry about the long post, just trying to get a lot off my mind. Any help/support would be so so greatly appreciated. Thanks.