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Lower back pain and upper thigh ache/tingling/burning

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  • Posted By: albertarose
  • April 26, 2007
  • 07:45 PM

It has been about 11 weeks now that I have had this pain. Went to my general practitioner 2 weeks after it started. She had me tested for Lyme disease again (I was diagnosed 9/06) The bllodwork came back negative. Sed rate bloodwork all came back normal too. Was sent to an infectious disease specialist and he too said no Lyme disease. I sure hope it isn't Lyme disease but I am not so sure why he dismissed that so quickly. He said maybe a herniated disc and prescribed an MRI...which was denied by my insurance company (which infuriates me, but that is another story). They said I have to try ice, heat, NSAIDS and physical therapy for 6-8 weeks before they will allow an MRI. Have tried the first three with no luck. May be trying the PT after I am back from vacation in a couple weeks. I just don't know where to go from here. I have become very depressed because I just don't know what is wrong...and I am fearing that it could be something serious. I am thinking that on the positive side I do seem to feel better in the morning. And if I am sitting or standing for long periods of time the symptoms are worse. Funny thing is, I hiked for 3 hours the other day and walked for over an hour the day before that and felt quite good (not back aching or tingling).

Thanks for reading and I appreciate any thoughts you may have on this.

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