momto3 - I was thinking a pinched nerve too.. but she didn't say anything about
it.. she asked if I had done anything strenuous or had been sick ('cause maybe I threw my back out coughing) but I haven't done anything like that.. I just figured I had slept wrong, and my back hurt.. until hubby said my back was swollen, I hadn't even noticed it.. then when I looked, I thought HOLY COW! :( She did push on the swelling, and said it looks like muscle spasms, but they're not hard and knotted up like muscle spasms.. that's why she wants the rheumy to look at it in case..
Jody - I think she (my primary) might think it have something to do with my spondylitis.. or the meds I'm on.. She asked a lot of questions about
the methotrexate.. of course I came home and 'googled' it and it does list back pain as a side effect.. and of course, it said to call the rheumy if it happens.. so I'll be calling for an appt tomorrow.. :( I just don't want to miss anymore work 'cause of this.. :( I think she's hoping that the rheumy will run the tests, since she thinks it's something to do with my issues in that department.. we'll see.. The pain starts in the middle of my back and then radiates to the top of my shoulder, down to my thigh, just on the right side.. is so weird..
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Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs/Migraines/Hypertension
Current Meds - Enbrel/Prilosec/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin/Midrin/HYZAAR/Methotrexate
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots/HCTZ