Time to take a break...Thrombosed Vein!!!
Damn, I am now among those that have had or have a thrombosed vein. This really sucks. I think I developed it this summer, as I decided to one day out of the blue start clamping again, but with no warm-up. Bad idea!
Anyway, I only clamped for a little bit this August, then I took 2 months off from PE, and then decided to start hanging, because I finally have my own place and some privacy. Unfortunately the vein came back, and has been progressively getting worse. I am now at the point where I am going to stop hanging until I heal my vein. This really sucks. I know Bib really recommends to not stop hanging if at all possible, but I really don’t think I can let this thing heal now at this point without stopping for a little while.
I don’t think it really ever fully healed from when I initially injured it, and the hanging is obviously setting it off more.
I started hanging again on October 26th. I’ve been hanging for 3 sets of 20 minutes a day. No days off. So about 7 hours a week, sometimes an extra hour on the weekends. I was recently up to 13 lbs, and hanging comfortably working out all the little necessary kinks (pinching, wrapping, toe in/toe out adjustments). I use a Bib Starter by the way.
After much research on the topic of Thrombosed veins my routine is now this.
-Apply Eroset’s Oil 2/day, once in the morning and once in the evening massaging it into the affected area for about 5 minutes.
-Aspirin 2 times per day (500 mg Aspirin morning, 500 mg night)
-1,000 mg Omega 3 Fatty Acids
-Rice sock heat wrap for 30 minutes a day at night
I just started this routine today. My goal is to keep doing this for 2 weeks, without any PE, and then see how far I’ve come in this time. If nothing changes, I think my next option will be to consult with a doctor, and maybe getting on blood thinning medications. Although I did purchase some Red Yeast Rice, which from my understanding is the same as market blood thinning medication. Right now I am not using this though.
Any other advice would greatly be appreciated.
I’m disappointed in myself for trying to do too much too fast, and injuring myself. I want gains but I am not going to risk the health of my penis to get there. I do not want to inflict long term damage to the vascularity of my penis, so I am going to hang it up until I can recover. I’ve learned my lesson to really take it easy and make sure I’ve warmed up my unit before doing any PE, and also not to jump into advanced exercises or routines until I”m ready. I can’t wait for this to heal up so I can start hanging again. As soon as I heal I plan on hanging for one year straight and no other forms of PE, just strictly length work. This is the 2nd time I’ve had to quit hanging right when I know I was on the verge of real gains! This is very frustrating, but eventually I will get back there, and be able to do this right.
I will be posting back to this thread in detail, to track my progress on my recovery. Again any advice is greatly appreciated. I’m hoping to get back as soon as possible, but at the same time I want to make sure I am really ready to go this time.
Two questions for anyone who’s been in my shoes.
1. Am I taking enough aspirin?
2. If you had a thrombosed vein and you were hanging, were you able to heal it without quitting hanging? Were you still able to hang, by maybe just using lower weight for a while?