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#1 jaxs

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:20 PM

At the moment I'm in a lot of pain just got up 2 weeks ago and couldn't walk properly; my doctor seems to think I've strained my back, how I don't know, but now I'm also getting a lot of pains down under my stomach. I've been to the doctors twice and each time got pain killers, its getting worse and I'm barely being able to walk. I'm in a lot of pain, my legs are numb to my toes and 2 nights ago I woke up and it felt like I was in labour, the pains were that bad. The doctor seems to think now my womb and ovaries have swelled up causing that pain. I'm in such a mess and trying to get it sorted out. He said just to take the pain killers and that would help, but I'm just feeling worse -- could this be part of this illness? I have systemic sclerosis, Raynaud's and rheumatoid arthritis, I'm not on meds for that but on meds for reflux, my doctor at the hospital doesn't want to see me until December. I still feel I'm not being listened too I never complain about the pain and most of the time I just get on with it but at the moment I feel so frustrated..... :unsure: its getting me down and I don't know what else to do as I've been to doctors...i feel like I'm in a right mess.
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#2 Margaret

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:19 AM

Hi Jaxs ,

My first thought - have you been checked for kidney stones? They can be very painful and, depending on size, can take weeks to pass. Larger ones also cause irritation....adding to continual pain. Just a thought.....sure hope you find the cause.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:51 AM

Jax I'm so sorry you are in so much pain at the moment, I would certainly go back to your general practitioner and demand some more answers or why not go to your Accident & Emergency department. I don't know how the American system works but I'm sure someone else could suggest other things.

Hope you get some relief and answers soon.

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#4 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:03 AM

Jaxs, Sweetie, pain just doesn't happen for no reason at all and your doctor filling you up with pain killers when he doesn't know the cause strikes me as irresponsible. I wouldn't dream of suggesting a possible cause - there are so many. I'd really suggest you go sit in some doctor's waiting room or an emergency department until someone is willing to get to the root cause.

Don't just grin and bear it.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:48 AM

Hello jaxs,

I'm so sorry to read that you are in such pain.
Both Margaret and Jeannie have suggested things that should point you to a doctor's door.

Whatever is going on, there is a reason. The important thing is to get yourself checked out!

Jeannie is so right about the pain killers. That doctor is acting very irresponsibly (I'm shaking my head about this as I am typing <_< ).

Please, keep us posted!
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:59 AM

Hi Jaxs,


I am so sorry that you are going through this. I know first hand how frustrating it can be. I too have a pain. Mine is under my right lower ribs and in my back. I have told the doctors about it for several years. It has been off & on for 3 years. My last ultrasound showed a small 3mm nonshadowing img. on my right Kidney. He stated he did not know if it was a stone and it said it should not be causing my pain. He left it at that. Lately it has been worse and just wears me out. My doctor gave me pain meds too but I hate taking them. I decided next time it gets really bad I am just going to go to the Emergency Room. Maybe having another doctor look at it will help. That was about a month ago. I was sad and so frustrated. I agree with everyone else that if something hurts there has to be a reason. the hard part is getting someone to listen. It wears on you.

I hope you feel better soon!
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

I am in agreement with everyone that you need to get in ASAP and have yourself thoroughly checked out. It could be such a wide range of things and you sure don't want something serious going on and not having something done about it. You are better off being safe than sorry. You are so much better off knowing what's causing all this than just masking it with pain killers. The pain is being caused by something and you need to find out what that is.

Please let us know what you find out and I hope you get some serious relief and answers soon.

Warm hugs,
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:27 PM

Hi,
I'm so sorry you are in so much pain. I have chronic back/neck problems and I know how miserable it can be. Have you thought about some alternative treatments? Physical therapy, acupuncture or massage therapy? All really help me.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:21 AM

Thank you for all the advice I haven't been checked for anything at the moment, I'm just chilled with pain killers but making an appointment with my doctor tomorrow, I'll keep you updated. Mind you I do have some relief with the painkillers he's prescribed -- I do hate taking tables but I feel I need them at the moment.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:42 AM

Hi Jaxs

I'm sorry to hear you are having such a terrible time. NO, don't let it go, go to your Emergency Department if you can't get to a doctor that will investigate your problems right away. Just giving you pills to pop is not the answer if they don't know what's causing your pain. It sounds irresponsible to me, too... I agree with Susie. Sounds like the pain killers might be helping a bit but you still need to find out why you have that pain to begin with. Surely they will take xrays/scan to see what might be causing this. Sure hope you feel better soon. Let us know how your appointment goes, OK?
Sending good wishes your way!