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hip pain

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  • Posted By: MelanieMac
  • May 18, 2008
  • 08:44 PM

Ok, I will try to keep this short. I have two problems (at least J). The first one is hip pain. It (just in my left hip) has hurt on and off and now constantly. It started about 7 years ago, and became constant about 9 months ago. It wakes me up at night with a searing, sharp pain. It is worse when sitting still, so movies are a real nightmare. Of course, it also hurts more with exercise, so running is out of the question. I used to run 10Ks and sprint triathlons, so the constant pain has really made me depressed. It isn’t in the joint as much as in the bone and on the outside of the bone. It doesn’t hurt when you press on that spot & massaging doesn’t seem to do anything to help it. Aspirin does not help. An internist took x-rays & said my hips were normal. A rheumatologist poked around a little and patted me on the head & prescribed some antidepressants. Very humiliating experience all-in-all. I’ve had doctors check my red blood count, my calcium level, and my parathyroid level. All were normal. It appears the doctors are right & it is all in my head??? Or is there something I can have them check for- it seems a shame you have to diagnose yourself before showing up to the doctor and telling them what is wrong- but that is a topic for another day. I will post my other problem separately. Thanks for any help!

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