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Flank(kidney?) Pain & Excruitating Headaches

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 10, 2006
  • 01:32 AM

I'm a 24 year old male who's been having "Flank" pain (in the lower back where your kidney's sit) and excruitating headaches for going on one year now. I've had so many tests done but they find nothing wrong with my kidney's. They say the headaches are "cluster headaches" and are treating me with a variety of migraine types of drugs. I've had ultra sounds, MRI's, cat scan's, X-Rays, and a variety of blood tests. They say everything is normal. I really believe that this is all related to something going on with my kidney's - but I just don't know what tests to even ask the doctor to do anymore. My symptoms are intense "flank/kidney pain" both sides throb constantly and I have very painful abdominal cramps- accompanied by diarreaha, then constipation. My urine always looks cloudy - but I've had numerous tests on my urine and they always says it's normal. I'm also always fatigued / tired / feel run-down but can't get more than a few hours of good sleep each night. The doctors don't look at the whole picture - they come in the room for maybe 2 minutes and order another test - which you have to wait weeks to go to then weeks to hear the resuts. All this time I'm suffering and am so sick of life. I desperately need a doctor who will help me and not say it's all "psychological"! I know my body and something is wrong with me. Someone, please help me.

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