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Dr and I are frustrated....

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  • Posted By: Lawnshark
  • August 29, 2007
  • 05:43 AM

hi all. lets try to make this short as possible. all my life since my teens i have suffered from migraines. surgical history, c section, myomectomy, laporatomy, hysterectomy, gall bladder removal, oopherectomy. latest one was just a year ago this month. so i go for my normal mri to check on my migraines and they find 2 spots on both sides of my frontal lobes. dr refers me to neurologist. he says not to worry, they are just parts of the brain that spasmed when i had a migraine. put me on topamax to prevent them so far it hasn't worked. i also take maxalt and fiorinal for when i get a migraine. so i go for bloodwork now to make sure the topamax isnt messing with anything and it shows my alkaline phosphate level is extremely high. i retake it and it's high again. dr orders another blood test to see where it is coming from, the liver or the bone and it ends up being the liver. now, i don't drink, maybe once a month, and i don't smoke or use drugs. i do take antidepressant meds and the migraine meds. did a sonogram of the liver it looks fine he said. then about a week after that i start getting pains like a urinary tract infection, urgency, cloudy urine, uncomfortable, pain in right front pelvic area, right lower back. i tested negative for the uti. i also mentioned while i was there that my right shoulder has been bothering me alot to the point i cannot lift it above my head. he says they can all be related somehow. since i dont have a gallbladder he says the body can mimick gall bladder disease or it can be a stone....went for a ct of the pelvic area and back. all was normal. so he still does not know why the alkaline phosphate is so high, and i am still having excruciating pain in my lower right abdomen and back and shoulder. are they all related? i did not see anything on the symptoms here except gall bladder but i dont have one. all he says is i'm a puzzle. he is waiting for the results of my pap smear to come back and if it shows nothing he wants to let it go for a few weeks and if i am still having pain start the whole slew of tests, bone scan etc.....
have any of you ever heard of such symptoms related to one thing? i am beginning to think it's all in my head if it weren't for the pain! and no, i am not a hypochondriac! lol
any suggestions would be welcome. thanks!

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  • Hello! Have you had any kidney function tests done? If not, that might be a good idea.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 29, 2007
    • 08:55 AM
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