dr says fibro flare but could it be kidney stones?

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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok seriously I need to know what people think about this. I went to my rumatiodologist today and he gave me a courtizone shot to make the pain let go a bit but it only helps if I am not on my feet. My pain is in my right side mostly in the back near my kidneys but raidiates to the front side up my back along both sides of my spine. I sort of feels like my lower spine is moving around a popping pretty bad today. But feels like someone has hit me with a sledge hammer in the kiddney. Any thoughts?

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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm...  I have had many kidney stones, and I've not experienced the same type of pain with them that you describe.  Kidney stone pain is typically "colicky."  Meaning that it's almost like a rhythmic, squeezing pain typically in the flank area of your back.  It can radiate down your side, into the abdomen and pelvis on the affected side, and it is often severe.
It also doesn't usually get better if you sit down.  Many people with a kidney stone attack find it very difficult to sit still and often feel better walking around.  It also usually hurts only on the affected side.
I'm not a medical professional, and I certainly can't say that it's NOT kidney stones, but mine usually present differently than what you've described.
I hope you find some answers and relief soon.
Hugs - Austen

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
Fibromyalgia, 2 back surgeries, Meniere's Disease, 30+ kidney stones, GERD, IBS, Asthma, Allergies, Endometriosis, Heart Arrythmia, Myofascial Pain, TMJ.

Post Edited (AustenFan) : 1/26/2009 1:01:55 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   

My husband has had several bouts of kidney stones...once, the pain was so bad he pulled the handle off the car door while I was rushing him to the hospital.  He also had sweating and vomiting..profusely.  The ER put him on a demoral drip immediately as he passed out from the pain.  I know others may respond to kidney stones differently but from what I have experienced(through hubby), there are other things that go along with it besides the pain.  I'm not saying you don't have them, but like Austen, your symptoms don't exactly describe what the hubby goes through when he has them.

feel better


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium

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