I am back again from the doctors.
It began 3 weeks ago, with a classic UTI. I went in, got antibiotics, and went home. The last day of the antibiotics, the UTI symptoms came back. I called my Dr. and he sent me a new prescription.
While on Cipro, I began having a backache, lower back, along with UTI symptoms. I got concerned about kidney infection, so I went in to an urgent care.
My urine came back clean, kidneys were fine, no explanation for the backache, except the suggestion that I pulled it somehow. She did a total pelvic exam, uterus was tender, and she was thinking PID or uterine infection. She prescribed three heavy duty antibiotics, and sent me home.
I took those for 2 days, and then began falling apart again. Diarrhea, back pains, mainly lower right back to side, feeling disconnected, dizzy spells, nausea, internal tremors, and chest discomfort.
I went into the ER. Some of these symptoms I have had before, they were the chest pains, internal tremors, shaking, that was diagnosed as anxiety attacks. But I wanted to check them out again.
The ER did a urine and blood sample, everything came back normal. And they did a CAT scan of my abdomen to double check where I was having the pains.
He said I had an obstruction in my colon, but it was not a tumor or anything, it was just hard stool that did not work itself out yet. I questioned if I had a clog, then why the diarrhea? He said it is because stool is working around the clog, thus comes out softer. He also said this could be because of the heavy antibiotics I had been taking, and told me to stop taking them. They did also find a kidney stone, and a *bunch* of gall stones.
Sent me home, diagnosing me with constipation. (sigh)
Ok, got worse, altho I felt more like myself, the backache is spreading. It is now pretty much my whole back, a little stomach pain now and then to the touch, mainly after I eat something.
I am scared of a lung cancer diagnosis, considering my history. Could a backache be a symptom of stress? Am I doing this to myself? Is this anxiety?
I went back yesterday, saw a new doctor, and they are having me give stool samples over a three day period. She is thinking all the antibiotics have caused a bacterial infection in my gastro region. This will take up to a week to complete and get results.
The chest discomfort, and backache are very nervwracking to say the least. Could any of this be related to stress, anxiety? The kidney or gallstones? My doctor says the back pain is unlikely caused by the stones, but does not offer what it could be.
Any suggestions, comments, questions, shared experiences would be most helpful! I am afraid to go back to the doctor again, they keep trying this and that and nothing helps, and I have no answers. I know they cannot perform miracles and are not psychic, but I am really spooked by feeling this way.
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