Monday, October 18, 2010

Is it back pain or kidney pain?

No one knows.

Seriously, I have had this weird back pain for a week now and it is getting to the point where I am freaking out.  Last Wednesday night I had the ladies over for bible study and we were sitting around the table talking, eating, praying for a couple of hours and when everyone got up to go, I stood and was like "OH!  That hurts!"  My lower back was killing me.  By the next morning it hurt to move.  
Well, the pain started to subside and then over the weekend it kicked up again but now only on the right side and the pain radiates up and wraps around to my side.  It's honestly, making me want to cry at times.  I'm not sure what to do.  Frank rubbed my back last night and he said that it felt tighter on that side so maybe it's a muscle thing but there are other things going on.  I just don't feel...well.  Does that make sense?  It's like something is just off.  I'm queasy a lot and tired and really, it's just a miserable feeling.

Could this be a kidney stone?  Is it just a muscle spasm?  All I know is that I need some relief.  Fast!


jenn said...

A few weeks ago I had lower back pain, and my mom said it was kidney related. i took some OTC stuff and it cleared up pretty quick. My pain was on the left side, though. I hope whatever you have goes away soon.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Have your gallbladder checked, too. That's on the right side.

Another thing to ask someone to look for is if your ribs are all in joint. I have one (on the right side) that rolls out of joint. I've had kidney stones. I've given birth twice without painkillers.

Walking around for months (as I did until they figured out what was going on) with a dislocated rib was THE WORST pain I've ever had. Even over kidney stones and childbirth.

Hang in there. I know how bad it can be.

Lin said...

gees, that sounds suspicious. I'd go see a doctor--but you already know that, right? ;) Hope it's just a muscle. See if a heating pad or ibuprofen helps.

Dawn said...

I hope whatever it is that you start to feeling better soon ! It probably isn't something to mess around with. Have you been to the doctor?

Roo said...

I know it's not the easiest thing for you, but you do need to go to the doctor.

In the meantime, try cranberry juice too for the possible kidney problem.

Found this on the internet...might help:

What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

Kidney stones often do not cause any symptoms. Usually, the first symptom of a kidney stone is extreme pain, which begins suddenly when a stone moves in the urinary tract and blocks the flow of urine. Typically, a person feels a sharp, cramping pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen. Sometimes nausea and vomiting occur. Later, pain may spread to the groin.

Lilly said...

And this becomes chronic, according to findrxonline is why you need medications like vicodin, hydrocodone, although side effects, control chronic pain caused severe back pain.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Hope this has taken care of itself ~ If not ~ sounds like kidney stones!! So hope you are feeling much better!