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Still Puzzled after 6 years

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 1, 2007
  • 03:09 PM

This has been puzzling me for the over 6 years. About three to four times a month I will get severe pain in my mid/lower back. This ALWAYS in the morning (after being up for half an hour or so) lasting about 3 to 5 minutes - the pain is more intense if I move or breath. It is accompanied by nausea (which lasts for 5 or 6 hours after) There aren't any triggers (ie: fatty foods, alcohol, etc) that I can put together - usually just have green tea in the morning.

I always assumed it had to do with my menstrual cycle - but after I got married and my husband started to notice it was more often then once or twice a month and had me talk to my doctor. That was 2 years ago. Still puzzled as to what causes this pain.

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  • Kidney or Gallbladder stones? Do you have any vomiting or just nausea? The next time you have an attack, right down EVERYTHING you ate and drank the day before...there may be a pattern there that you are missing. Have you had any ultrasounds or other tests? Any history of UTI's or ovarian cysts? Any digestion troubles - gas/bloating/constip/diarrhea? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Spinal pain? or more in the abdomen?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Just nausea. They did the ultrasound for kidney/gallbladder and it came back normal. Did have a kidney infection at the time I first went to the drs a few years ago but that was taken care of with antibiotics.They also did a colonoscopy which didn't show anything so they decided it must be IBS (seems to me when they don't know what's wrong - that's a good guess cause the symptoms are all over the place with no real cause)....It is not spinal - more to the right side and abdominal.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • They did the Ultrasound on the kidneys and gallbladder - was normal.Colonoscopy done - didn't find anything so they said could be IBS. Also - March they did a blood test and said that I had Mono then in April he said I had an inner ear infection and still some recovering from the mono. I'm female, 35 yr old, I've had high blood pressure since I was 21 and presently 25lbs overweight (put on in the last 2 years).
    corellee 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Abdominal Migraine? abdominal pain(or flank/back pain), nausea, and vomiting. The diagnostic criteria for abdominal Migraine, A. At least 5 attacks fulfilling criteria B–D B. Attacks of abdominal pain lasting 1-72 hours (untreated or unsuccessfully treated C. Abdominal pain has all of the following characteristics: 1. midline location, periumbilical or poorly localised 2 . dull or ‘just sore’ quality 3. moderate or severe intensity D. During abdominal pain at least 2 of the following: 1. anorexia 2. nausea 3. vomiting 4. pallor E. Not attributed to another disorder (1) Note:(1) In particular, history and physical examination do not show signs of gastrointestinal or renal disease or such disease has been ruled out by appropriate investigations. Comments:Pain is severe enough to interfere with normal daily activities. The pallor is often accompanied by dark shadows under the eyes. In a few patients flushing is the predominant vasomotor phenomenon. Most children with abdominal migraine will develop migraine headache later in life
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I hate that newlywed 20 pounds that I put on. Doesn't that always happen. Grrr!!
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  • They did the Ultrasound on the kidneys and gallbladder - was normal.Colonoscopy done - didn't find anything so they said could be IBS. Also - March they did a blood test and said that I had Mono then in April he said I had an inner ear infection and still some recovering from the mono. I'm female, 35 yr old, I've had high blood pressure since I was 21 and presently 25lbs overweight (put on in the last 2 years). What meds are you taking for high blood pressure? Are you on any other medications including any birth control? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Medications are:Maxide for high blood pressure... DailyZanax (sdk) for anxiety.... OccasionallyTylenol PM.... FrequentlyAny thoughts would be appreciated... :)
    corellee 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Do you ever have this in the middle of the day after you've had a nap or laid down? If so, I think it would be something positional such as a stenosis, or maybe just a "stone" shifting into an uncomfortable position.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Do you ever have this in the middle of the day after you've had a nap or laid down? If so, I think it would be something positional such as a stenosis, or maybe just a "stone" shifting into an uncomfortable position.Never happens except in the morning - usually between 7:30am and 8:00am so I've been up and moving around for about 45 minutes to an hour.
    corellee 3 Replies Flag this Response
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