I dont know if this is kidney or what.
Quite often lately I experience a horrible dull pain in my left side, kinda back toward the kidney area. It will last most of the day,...dull, achey, almost like a charlie-horse that is not in full bloom yet. I need to stretch, and massage, it is the only comfort, but oh so temporary. I thought it was my kidneys, so I began drinking more water. Seemed to be ok, for a few days, but today its back with a vengence. I almost feel like something inside is gonna blow!!! Hurts, and seems so "non-specific" that I dont want to go to the ER cuz they will condescend to me and send me home with vicodine or something equally unrelated to the issue.
Its kinda scarey today, really hurts, like a charlie-horse that is ready to go into full spasm any minute,........yet doesn't.
This is a relatively new symptom.(only last couple of months) it is hit and miss. After today, it maybe a few days before it comes back. But each time I get it, it seems to be a little stronger that the days before.
I do have hepatitis c and have already treated, and have now been done with tx since last august. I dont think they are related, but then again, what do I know. Is this just another "thing" I gotta learn to live with? I am tired of it. It effects my whole being.
Thanks for any input.