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right rib soreness lower back and lower abdomen

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 21, 2006
  • 10:18 AM

Hello i have been not feeling well for some time now. about 3 years ago i fell and went to the dr. found i had a pretty good bulge in the disc in my lower back at first they told me to be very careful. because one wrong move and i may not walk. they wanted me to use there physical therapy 3-4 times a week as long as i was doing this i was treated very well but when i told them i wanted to do this at home i was not at any risk anymore odd (?) well any how the next thing was i had gotten a cyst along my bottom end which made me very ill as i wrote it off to back pain for some time once i had that taken care of continued to have problems with the back so i changed doctors the man i go to now seems to be doing a lot of things good for ME also see my sister she does homeopathy she has gotten my disc to go back into place now the problem i am looking for an answer to is the rib pain,muscle weakness,(legs and arms mostly) along with d. at times constipation at other times,and allover not feeling well i have had loads of blood work, been to neurologist as well as eeg's etc.when i went for the EEG the doc said that he did not think the machine was working right in the areas where i was having most of my problems (lower legs to feet and from my lower arms to my hands) odd (?) the answers iam looking for is what is causing my pain in the rib area it is there at all times and gets worse if i do most anything i have a burning sensation from the belly button to the rib area feels like sunburn and hurts like heck if you just rub your hand across it and even hurts when my shirt rubs across it if i go to the store and walk around for an hour or so iam folded up in pain that will last for days my doc has taken me out of work and is trying to get me answers but he says there is nothing he can find to support the pain i do get relief when i get treatments from sister but that only last for a day or two any comments would be welcome i also have diabetes 2 and there has been suggestions of diabetic neuropathy (slight) the pain has gotten worse over time and still no reason from anyone please help I'm a male that is 51 years of age have had not many medical issues before this thanks for your responses

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  • Hi there unbeleiveable I am a 50 year old female and everything you are saying I am going through to soon as I finish with specialist I will comw back and let you know G__ITS__ME@HOTMAIL.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 09:54 PM
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  • Hiya:I am going thru some of the similiar problems you are. If you find out more of what is causing you this grief, email me. I need something, not sure what, my PCP's have no clue. (what else is new)... nor do the specialists. Trying to figure out if what is happening to me is muscular skeletal issues, or if there is really something wrong, .... this is getting so old. I am really tired of feeling badly. Really done. My email address is: stardusty@dpcomputers.com I am desperate, as I am sure you are becoming. I am really frustrated as I am a doctor's daughter, and my dad is no longer with us. I feel like my body is dying. I was hit by a drunk driver when I was 17, almost ripped my entire left leg from my body. Now that I am old, I have quite a lot of arthritis. They injected my L 3-L4 area with 80 mgs of Depo Medrol (steriods) in July, and when it did not help as much as they would have liked, they xray'd my left hip. Found quite a lacing of arthritis there and wanted to inject my hip w/ the same. So... I kept my mouth shut and let them. For 2.5 days I was superwoman, then the overdose of steriods (now 160mgs. of Depo Medro) let me have it. I had that much in about a 3 wk period of time, it caused me kaos like you can not believe, .... totally put my vascualar system in havoc, my B/P went up to 210/110, in the ER I went. ER Doc was ripe and *****d... then a blood vessel blew up in my right foot, ... also had an unexplained swelling around my carotid artery - left side of neck, and on and on.... IBS ? whatever, how about MAJOR IBS ! .. my whole system went whackO and belly up. I would have rather had my arthritis pain than all of this. Now, I am falling apart badly. Mentally and physically. I need "House" or someone like him... or I am not going to make it. I am SO done.Here are some of my symptoms: (besides my arthritis pain)I sing; NOW, I can not sing. For some reason I have pain in my diaphram area when I try to sing. I can barely get through 3 songs and I am done for for a week? Makes no sense... so now they want to schedule me for an Upper GI (again), another CAT scan of my entire abdomen, and more...I have neck pain, mostly on the left side, why ? Who knows. Makes no sense again... oh and do not forget bloating/gas/pain/gas/bloating, etc.I have constant right side pain. Do I have a gall bladder, no. Gone. Been gone. Bloodwork says Liver is fine. Also had an Ultra sound of the entire upper quadrant. Normal. Everything from the liver to the spleen. ugh...IBS symptoms, lol, yeah.... TONS ! everything, bad bowels to total pain.Shoulder pain, yes, upper body pain, yes. more than my normal arthritis now, yes ! Muscle weakness... yes - have been experiencing this for about 6 mos. Now, I have this unexplainable hole in my left arm. Doc/PCP says; hmm... looks like a part (small) of the muscle atrophied. ? WHAT ??? It is larger than just a dimple in the skin, I can put my thumb onto my arm and feel the bone, it is like the tissue/muscle just seperated. ... great eh? and it is a bit painful. Again, unexplained. Nausea, sometimes dizzy, weak, no energy, heat in the neck area, sometimes so bad that it is sweaty.... I could go on.If there is anyone out there that knows what the H is going on with me, and other's that are having similar problems - please help. I am at my wit's end. I have no life now with all of this. It was not good before, but now it is gone. I am in pain all the time and can get no rest.H E L P !!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 10:44 PM
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  • This is a long shot but easy enough to test. Sometimes a flu virus(the kind that makes us sneeze and cough) can travel to parts of the body like the pericardium(lining of the heart), sternum(soft bone in front of chest), diaphram and other strange places in the chest, causing inflammation. The treatment is simply ibuprofen(advil) for a 4-5 days until the symptoms resolve(make sure you take it with food). Like I said this is a long shot.Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 31, 2006
    • 07:09 AM
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  • Hi. I have many of the same problems only mine is in the left rib area. I am rather suprised by how common our problems are. I am still seeking an answer from the doctor myself. Going for CT Scan.Hiya:I am going thru some of the similiar problems you are. If you find out more of what is causing you this grief, email me. I need something, not sure what, my PCP's have no clue. (what else is new)... nor do the specialists. Trying to figure out if what is happening to me is muscular skeletal issues, or if there is really something wrong, .... this is getting so old. I am really tired of feeling badly. Really done. My email address is: stardusty@dpcomputers.com I am desperate, as I am sure you are becoming. I am really frustrated as I am a doctor's daughter, and my dad is no longer with us. I feel like my body is dying. I was hit by a drunk driver when I was 17, almost ripped my entire left leg from my body. Now that I am old, I have quite a lot of arthritis. They injected my L 3-L4 area with 80 mgs of Depo Medrol (steriods) in July, and when it did not help as much as they would have liked, they xray'd my left hip. Found quite a lacing of arthritis there and wanted to inject my hip w/ the same. So... I kept my mouth shut and let them. For 2.5 days I was superwoman, then the overdose of steriods (now 160mgs. of Depo Medro) let me have it. I had that much in about a 3 wk period of time, it caused me kaos like you can not believe, .... totally put my vascualar system in havoc, my B/P went up to 210/110, in the ER I went. ER Doc was ripe and *****d... then a blood vessel blew up in my right foot, ... also had an unexplained swelling around my carotid artery - left side of neck, and on and on.... IBS ? whatever, how about MAJOR IBS ! .. my whole system went whackO and belly up. I would have rather had my arthritis pain than all of this. Now, I am falling apart badly. Mentally and physically. I need "House" or someone like him... or I am not going to make it. I am SO done.Here are some of my symptoms: (besides my arthritis pain)I sing; NOW, I can not sing. For some reason I have pain in my diaphram area when I try to sing. I can barely get through 3 songs and I am done for for a week? Makes no sense... so now they want to schedule me for an Upper GI (again), another CAT scan of my entire abdomen, and more...I have neck pain, mostly on the left side, why ? Who knows. Makes no sense again... oh and do not forget bloating/gas/pain/gas/bloating, etc.I have constant right side pain. Do I have a gall bladder, no. Gone. Been gone. Bloodwork says Liver is fine. Also had an Ultra sound of the entire upper quadrant. Normal. Everything from the liver to the spleen. ugh...IBS symptoms, lol, yeah.... TONS ! everything, bad bowels to total pain.Shoulder pain, yes, upper body pain, yes. more than my normal arthritis now, yes ! Muscle weakness... yes - have been experiencing this for about 6 mos. Now, I have this unexplainable hole in my left arm. Doc/PCP says; hmm... looks like a part (small) of the muscle atrophied. ? WHAT ??? It is larger than just a dimple in the skin, I can put my thumb onto my arm and feel the bone, it is like the tissue/muscle just seperated. ... great eh? and it is a bit painful. Again, unexplained. Nausea, sometimes dizzy, weak, no energy, heat in the neck area, sometimes so bad that it is sweaty.... I could go on.If there is anyone out there that knows what the H is going on with me, and other's that are having similar problems - please help. I am at my wit's end. I have no life now with all of this. It was not good before, but now it is gone. I am in pain all the time and can get no rest.H E L P !!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 05:35 PM
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