Sorry to hear you hurt so much...Is the pain on your side by your ribs? towards the back? Did she do a urine sample? If you don't drink enough water (gosh I hate water!!) I get a lot of aches and pains, but not actual swelling??? I have had some pretty hideous kidney pain but no swelling...I say call the rheumy right away. I noticed you are on Enbrel as well..with these meds it is so difficult to say
So sorry you're hurting dear!! Did they think this could at all be related to either the scoliosis or the spondylitis? I'm kind of surprised that they didn't do any sort of tests...seems like they would have wanted to take a look at what was going on...Is this in the lower part of your back?
I haven't been on mtx for a while now, but mom and I started on it about the same time way back when. I seem to remember her mentioning back or kidney pain a few times ( is that right mom??), but it was more lower back I think. Never had any problems with that myself.....you know, if there is some kind of swelling or inflammation in that area, could that cause some pinching to the nerve? Know how you feel about yet another trip to the doc....seems to never end does it? You've had so much to deal with!
Hi Jody...Yep that was me! Starting on the MTX, I had all sorts of pain issues..it really made me sick. Sometimes I still have rough times after a dose, especially without my Plaq now. Last Saturday night, I had what seemed like Kidney pain throbbing constantly until it moved up between my shoulder blades, and I was terribly nauseaus (sp?) Sorry it's early!!! I get this often, but the swelling that Ducky is having is very odd? I thought for a moment bursitis but her pain is in the wrong place.
It seems with inflammation it just shows up wherever it pleases! I hope the rheumy can squeeze you in today or at least the nurse will have some suggestions. Thinking of you!
thanks for posting, Duck..been thinking of you all day! Hope they can get you in soon.
Ha! Now THAT'S they way to pass the day away! (just joking, you know) Think those "happy pills" might just be what I need here somedays lol.
Seriously, please let us know what's up when you hear from the doc, ok? We all just want to make sure you're ok!!