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Backpain is driving me insane

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  • Posted By: allysp
  • January 4, 2007
  • 00:14 AM

I have had aches and pains off and on for the last few months, enough to ask my Dr to run test on me. LAst Sept he said I had positive ANA but the lupus panel was ok so I'm not sure if I have lupus. I got a second opinion and this Dr said it was probably fibromyalgia. I have been waiting for the last few months to see a rheumatologist and still nothing. Now for the last 2 weeks I have had severe pain in my lower back and muscle twitching throughout my body. I was talking to a friend of mine and she said I could have lymes disease. She said so many people are told they have fibromyalgia when it's lymes disease which have the exact symptoms. Some Dr's don't test for it because from what she told me, they don't really know much about the testing part. I just did a google search on lymes and it was pretty scary. I have asked my Dr to test me for it but he said I didn't have it. My friend has lymes disease and she is the one who told me to get tested because she was also wrongly diagnosed. I am suppose to have an MRI done on my back in the next few days. This will be my first MRI. Not looking forward to it because I am pretty clausterphobic. Does anyone in here know about Lymes?? Good luck to all!!

Ally

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  • Hi,first sorry for my english, i'm from Romania.About the back pain,if the pain go down on the legs or you get some weit lattely it can be just a pressed nerv on L4-L5 or so. I experienced a similar pain 2years ago, i had also many wrong diagnosis, even that my spine is broke. Finally,I had a treatment with anpain killer and an antyspastic ,I also lost a little weit. If i am under or 50 kg I'm ok. I also don' do hard work and don't stay too long upside not to force the spine. Be very careful with dyagnosis because doctors can be wrong very easy, many simtoms are alikeSo You can try an antyspastic ( to relax the muscles) and a pain killer for about one week-10 days, it can't do anything wrong. If the pain don't go, than it means it's something else. Ask a doctor about this. wish you well, Lucia.
    mymoza 1 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 00:49 PM
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  • I was diagnosed with lymes in 1995, I cant begin to tell the nightmare it is.I went from highly strong and entergetic to bedridden, but only for 2-weeks, went to dr, put on sm.dose of antibotics which just caused the bacteria to come back full force once I finished the meds. would have all kinds of crazy symptoms for a while as the dr.s told me I was cured from lymes. Flu like, fevers, meningis, fatigue, loss of muscle control and of course the stabbing like pain that would move from joints to muscles to ligaments to my heart, then stop for several weeks...months then come back during stress, cold weather especially. Each year the symptoms increase, more heart pains, rapid beats, missed beats, KNEE PAIN ALL THE TIME NOW, fingers wont open, fingers wont close. back ache, headaches, tennis like elbow, carpel tunnel like feelings.NO DOCTORS CAN OR WILL HELP(ESP. IF YOU MENTION LYMES),THEY SEEM TO THINK ITS A PHANTOM DIEASE ANTIBOTICS MAKES IT WORSE. CDC AND OTHER WEBSITE/AGENCY WONT HELP (SAY THERE ARE OTHER MORE DANGEROUS/PRESSING ILLNESS THEY HAVE TO WORK ON).ITS HORRIBLE, NO ONE UNDERSTANDS, ESP DOCTORS, FAMILY, OR WORK. IT LIMITS YOU AS YOU ARE UNABLE TO WORK NORMAL HOURS BECAUSE YOU DONT KNOW WHEN YOU CAN.WHAT I FOUND THAT HAS WORKED:LOTS OF VITAMINS, (ESP. A DRINK ONE CALLED EMERGEN-C)HOT TUBS, SAUNAS, HOT BATHS. LIGHT STRETCHING TYPE EXCERSIZE (WHEN I HAVE SOME ENERGY) SOFT FOAM ON TOP OF YOUR MATTRESS, LOTS OF THOSE (BEAD INSIDE, CUSHYY PILLOWS TO PUT UNDER YOUR NECK, ARMS LEGS ETC. EAT GARLIC, SPINICH ETC, NO FAST FOODS. BACTERIA SEEMS TO KNOW WHEN YOUR EATING WRONG. ANDPRAY FOR HEALING, SOMETIMES MY PRAYERS KEEP ME PAIN FREE FOR A WHILE, THEN I MUST DO SOMETHING THAT SLIPS ME OUT OF THAT AND PAIN IS BACK AND I FORGET TO KEEP PRAYING.. LOVE A LOT AND PREPARE NOW IF YOU CAN STILL WALK, SOME DAYS I CANT AND KNOWN OTHERS ALREADY IN WHEELCHAIRS BUT OTHERS SEEM TO HAVE OVER COME IT BUT I WONDER IF THEY REALLY HAD IT, MY DOCTOR SAID I HAD ONE OF THE HIGHEST BACTERIA COUNT IN MY BLOOD THEY HAD SEEN AT THAT TIME. BUT NO DOCTORS WILL TALK ABOUT IT THESE DAYS IN TIME.I HOPE ALL WITH LYMES GETS SOME UNDERSTANDING FROM THEIR FAMILYS, BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF THOSE DISEASE'S THAT IS VERY FRUSTRATING BECAUSE YOU "LOOK" OK AND AT TIMES, THANK GOD FOR THOSE, IT SEEMS TO GO INTO LIKE A REMISSION. (GLORIA)
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    • February 3, 2007
    • 07:08 PM
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