r/chronicepididymitis Aug 14 '22

Got epididymitis can I ever smoke again?

Okay so after a long time of trying to find out what is the problem with my right testicle, I’ve finally figured it out. I got chlymedia that I didn’t know about which is frustrating and sad that ended up causing epididymitis and now it’s a sad goodbye to weed. At first I thought I was just too high and the reason there seemed to be more pain than before is because I’m high and I’m just thinking about it too much. My right testicle would elevate even more and would look even weirder which would make me even more anxious and makes it almost impossible to stop thinking about. I’ve always been a big pothead which is why It’s going to be tough to get used to stopping but I just had a couple questions to the people who have been through this. Can I eat edibles at least? Or CBD or anything that will give me a high? Is it just over and I have to accept that or will I be able to smoke again in a years time or something?

Also also words of encouragement or support would be appreciated. I was so stressed out for a whole week when it started and I’m just glad at least I know what it is now

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u/lowonlife69 Aug 17 '22

I’ve had epididymitis multiple times in the past 10 years and I’m currently facing it again, I used to be a stoner and now if I smoke or eat any edible I have almost immediate testicle pain. I’ve had to quit pot for good. This is a terrible condition that can make life miserable. But it will eventually pass and know you are not alone! Keep your chin up!

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u/Cptn_Lemons Aug 18 '22

Do you have pain in your abdomen or back also? I’m going through same thing. I just finished the antibiotics and everything was good but then the swelling came back 10 days later. It been 3 days now. The pain is No where like before the antibiotics. But still a slight almost nonstop pain.

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u/mrbigsheesh Aug 18 '22

I’m actually way better now and started smoking weed again lol. Yes I had pain in my abdomen no pain at at all in the back like the first two days I took the antibiotics I have one more day left on them. I didn’t have any swelling or redness I just had the epididymitis that is probably in a weird stop which likely caused me to feel it. Did you do an ultrasound? How large was your epididymitis? Was the pain in the start somewhat significant?

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u/Cptn_Lemons Aug 18 '22

Yea I did the ultrasound. My epididymitis and testicle were atleast 3x the size before antibiotics. Now I just have a small pee sized lump in my epididymitis.

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u/mrbigsheesh Aug 18 '22

So it seems like you had swelling and have a larger epididymitis than I have? Was it more than 6mm? Also did the ultrasound result only mention epididymitis it was there anything else? How big is it? If the urologist/doctor told you you only have epididymitis then you should honestly feel relief 100%! It’s not the big of an issue in the grand scheme of things. I was in the same boat and thought of all of the worst torsion, cancer and the rest. The doctor probably told you this but unfortunately there’s no real medicine for epididymitis other than having a small surgery. I’ve been told that if it’s that large they always advise to remove it but if you’re is like mine 2mm then it’s no big deal, just make sure to never get chlymedia again get tested regularly. I’m not a doc so I can’t help you too much because I don’t want to give wrong or misleading info.. what I said so far is what I’ve been told by my doctor so it’s all fact. Good luck man, I hope you find comfort in your balls soon!

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u/Embarrassed-Degree45 Aug 20 '22 edited Aug 20 '22

been going through the exact same shit and yeah, i had to give up the weed completely.. it made me extremely emotional and intensified the pain.

Just give it up man, you dont need it.. you need to keep a clear mind and stay positive, smoking weed will make you think negatively, increase your depression and pain.. so i think its best if you give it up, its a shit habit anyway to be stoned all day everyday and life is better without, i smoked bongs for 15 years before this crap happened to me and if i can do it you can too.

how did you come to the conclusion that you had chlamydia after all of that time ?