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Left Side Back Pain - Numbness

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  • Posted By: BSW1836
  • November 6, 2006
  • 02:27 PM

Hi All,
I have been experiencing pain in my mid back on the left side, i also have a numbness sensation in that same area. My symptoms seem to match post herpatic neurolgia but i never had shingles, or certainly not the rash. any thoughts ?

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  • I have also been experiences left side back pain with a numbness under the shoulderblade. Have you experienced urinary issues alongside this? (Frequency increase, burning sensation, etc?)This left side back pain has been ongoing chronically for 4 years...have checked colon, vaginal ultrasound, external ultrasound, catskan (sp?), blood, etc...but no solution to eliminate the pain.Currently, an OBGYN offered two considerations: Endometreosis and/or Interstitial Cystitis. I went on the IC diet last week and had NO pain for 8 days. You might want to look into, too? We'll see...the pain came back when I entered back in usual foods in my diet.
    Ceepee 1 Replies
    • December 6, 2006
    • 11:42 PM
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  • I too am having a similar problem.I've was prescribed antibiotics, have had multiple tests run to rule out something hidden, and still haven't a clue as to the root of the problem.Initially I was told by an er physician that I was in the process of breakingout in shingles - this diagnosis was made in September, and I've still notbroken out.For about a week after finishing the antibiotics, the pain seemed to subsidea bit. It's now full blown again, just as bad as it ever was.The skin right in the bend of my waist on the left is hyper-sensitive to thepoint of causing me to tear up at times. If my shirt rubs against it, it's as though someone is slicing my skin with a knife. This is when it's at its worst.As now, it feels feverish, looks like a bit of a rash just beneath the skin, butnothing outward that would indicate shingles.When it's not really bad, it just itches, is somewhat sensitive, and has a numbfeeling to it.The doctors have told me until I break out in a rash (which would then indicate shingles definitely), there is nothing I can do.Nothing helps, with the exception of cold compresses.robin
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 00:49 AM
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