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They can't tell me what's wrong

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 16, 2008
  • 11:39 PM

A couple of days ago, I suddenly had severe pain in my back and right flank area. I couldn't breathe properly, felt dizzy and nauseous and had trouble moving. The pain eased a little after a couple of minutes lying down, and I went to the hospital to get treated. They did a urine and blood test plus some xray. They found that I had a little blood in my urine, but everything else seemed to be normal. They prescribed me with medication to take for a couple of days and to come back and get more tests done later.

The next day, I woke up feeling very tired and weak so I went back to the doctor and he did a sonogram, where they found a small stone in my kidney, but he said it wasn't a major problem and just to keep taking the medicine and come back for more tests later.

Taking the medication has helped with the pain. I only feel a little discomfort if I'm standing and moving for more than five minutes or so. But I'm still feeling very tired and really weak. THis morning I woke up and my body was sore, my arm a little numb and dizzy and nauseous again.

I don't know what's wrong with me. The doctors here don't seem to be able to tell me exactly what's wrong with me and just want to wait it out and see if anything other symptoms develop. I had a kidney infection earlier this year (January) and that was treated with medication too but further tests later on showed that everything was fine with my kidney.

Can anyone help me?? I'm so frustrated not knowing what's wrong.

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  • Have you looked into OI (orthostatic intolerance) symptoms can be gradual......here are SOME symptoms: Excessive FatigueExercise IntoleranceRecurrent Syncope or Near SyncopeDizzinessNauseaTachycardiaPalpitationsVisual DisturbancesBlurred Vision Tunnel VisionGraying OutTremulusnessWeakness - most noticeable in the legsChest DiscomfortShortness of BreathMood SwingsMigraines and Other HeadachesGastrointestinal Problemshope this is of some help. Best wishes.
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  • Are you still having the problems? My husband has kidney stones but the doctors are treating him about the same way as they are treating you. I have been trying to figure out why he is in so much pain and why they wont do anything about it! He has been on heavy pain meds for about 4 weeks and he is tired of the pain and the medication. On saturday he was doubled over because he didn't take his meds. He was telling me it felt like someone was ripping out his insides. I felt so helpless. The emergency room found a small stone is his ureta and they referred him to urology. Urology didn't do a ct and is telling him he needs to go to pain rehab for muscular pain in the back! I just need answers like you!
    Marinewife 1 Replies
    • August 26, 2008
    • 01:14 AM
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