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  • Posted By: SingleMomX2
  • April 11, 2008
  • 00:04 AM

I've been sitting here reading peoples story on the site for the last couple of hours. Its encouraging to hear the stories of people finding answers and getting better. But in a way its discouraging to see that so many people are suffering with no real help from their doctors!

After being on blood pressure meds since the age of 26, and on and off again depression meds as the dr's told me thats what was wrong with me...5 years later, I am finding out that my problems are quite a bit more serious. Still awaiting a diagnosis, but atleast the doctors believe me now that something is wrong.

I am 31 years old and was admitted to the ER a few weeks ago for chest pains and high blood pressure (it was 185/133 while on bp meds) and severe abdominal pain. They ruled out heart attack, and sent me home. Four hours later, I was back in the ER for severe flank and abdominal pain and large amount of blood in the urine. They did a CT scan and found what they told me were kidney stones. Finally seeing the clinic doctor two weeks later, he informed me that I did not have kidney stones in the traditional since, but that essentially the insides of my kidneys have calcified.

Thyroid ultrasound was normal, and now awaiting more blood tests and a 24 hour urine test. I'm quite worried and not sure what to expect at this point. I'm in alot of pain off and on, have virtually no energy most of the time, and often am unable to eat and often when I do, get sick to my stomach. I've had strange symptoms off and on for years, always told that tests were fine, and it was probably 'just stress'. I am a single mom, so stress is a major part of my life, but I've always felt that something more was wrong, now I know I've been right all along.

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