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Severe Lower back attacks

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  • Posted By: Robertedward2006
  • November 27, 2006
  • 09:44 AM

Hello I am a 24 year old male, I have been on a low carb diet for many months and have lost a lot of weight. When ever I decide to "cheat" and have any carbs that night when I fall asleep I wake up with a pain in my lower back that is the worst pain I ever had, Then the pain radiates to my front abdomen. This pain last for over 4 hours sometimes, And I sweat and this last one I had on thanksgiving I threw up. No matter what I do the pain doesnt go away. I try advil nothing takes off the edge. I am afraid to eat any carbs now, But I noticed the last few days there has been a dull pain in my upper abdomen. Im really getting scared. I dont have health insurence. Could this be serious and is there anything I can do? well thank you for your time and listening take care.

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  • im not a doctor but you should get checked, this could be your gall bladder, or your appendix, and i would say it could be serious if you dont get checked, and any hospital should not refuse you for treatment, you will be billed and pay as you can, they can help with payment arragements, you cannot be refused care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 10:32 PM
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  • maybe you have a kidneystone(nephrolithiasis),Ro foto(BNO) or USG will confirm that,try to drink water alot,and go to your doc.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
    • 06:50 AM
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  • i had the same probleme before.....the lower back is where most of the presure goes too....so i would think the every day when u get up try to do some straiching adn while u doing it breath soo deep , that way when ur muscule and tend they are in need of oxcigene so the deeper you breath the better they gona feel after and you wil notice that the pain will go away while u straithcing and breathing at the same time......keep the same pose for like 15 till 20 seconds...............hopefully that would help
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
    • 09:30 PM
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  • thats you all for your advice I am willing to do anything thanks for all your time
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 30, 2006
    • 06:42 AM
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  • hi Robert, so glad I saw your post. I to am on the low card diet and have lost 30 pounds, well just recently, going to sleep was more painful than staying awake. I would have sever lower back pain around my kidney area. this has been going on for a few days now. Last night was the first night that I have been able to sleep and now this morning I feel fine. The pain had me scared to death, I retraced what I did yesterday as apposed to the days prior. I first started taking my vitiams again wich for other medical issues I has stopped. and also I slept with the heating pad on last night. I really thinking this is something with the whole low card. But I would probally be sure to check with your doctor. I am going in MOnday anyways to see my doctor and am going to be sure to mention this to her...if I find anything out I will be sure to let you know..thanks Missie
    rotties10 2 Replies
    • December 9, 2006
    • 11:52 AM
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  • The low carb diet can be tricky. Before starting any diet, you should have a check up by your doctor, or a doctor in a clinic. Any sort of severe or chronic pain is no good. Your body is trying to tell you something. I am not a doctor, but I too have lower back pain and sometimes severe abdominal cramps. But for me, it usually happens before my menstrual cycle, which also brings constipation. The lower back pain goes away once my cycle starts and after a bowel movement. the fact that you're on a diet is a very important factor, but go to a clinic if you're afraid of paying too much. And don't think you're overreacting. It's best to be sure and get checked than to end up with an even worse problem. There are many things and factors that should be considered, ie. if you drink alcohol or soda (which are carbs), your health standing (STD, UTI, AIDS, smoking), family history, constipation (which can be due to low vitamins, water intake and since you're on the low carb diet you probably aren't getting all the vitamins you should), work-out regimen, etc. So please just go and get checked. Nothing can truly be done to help you without first being seen by a professional doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 08:39 PM
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