Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:20 PM
Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:19 AM
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.
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:51 AM
Hope you get some relief and answers soon.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:03 AM
Don't just grin and bear it.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:48 AM
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!
Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:59 AM
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!
Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:57 AM
Please let us know what you find out and I hope you get some serious relief and answers soon.
Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:27 PM
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.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:21 AM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:42 AM
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?