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Hopegirl
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   Posted 8/25/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,
 
Yesterday I woke up with severe pain in my lower back area right above my backside. It is a burning type of pain. I took my morning meds (Oxy and tramadol) and I was able to fall back to sleep (after I called out from work) for about an hour or so. Woke up and same pain was there. It was so bad I could not lay on my side, I had to stand. My husband asked me if I wanted to go to the hospital, and I said yes. I get there, explain my symptoms and they take a urine sample.
I was given a muscular shot of dalaudid and a half of a valium. about 45 mins later they assess me, still in pain, I get another shot and the other half of valium. I was then wheeled over for a CAT scan. They felt is was a deep tissue muscular spasm. I kept asking about kidney stones, I had one once before when I was 8.5 months pregnant. They said there was nothing showing up in my urine sample to point there. CAT scan came back negative for stones. So I was giving a script for valium and percocet and sent home. Pain was still there last night. This morning it is there, but much less than it was before. I go to see my rhuemy this morning at 11:30.
 
Has anyone else ever had something like that before?? It was odd to me in that is was very different that my normal Fibro symptoms.
 
Just to be "normal" again...but I must say all in all....this is my first ER trip this year, compared to last year with the Lyme, blood clot and migraines... I think I had about 7 visits last year.
 
My FMLA paperwork will come with me today to my rhuemy, sure hope it goes thru for the intermittent time off.
 
 
 
Hopegirl... 
 
Taking it one day at a time.... 

SillyMe2
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   Posted 8/25/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I did have severe pain in my tail bone and it still comes up once in awhile. Relieving bowels relieved the pressure. Don't know why but it helped.
DX: Fibro, PA (Psoriatic Arthritis), Psoriasis, Rosacea.
Formerly Savella, Now Lisinopril, Vit D, Prilosec, Ambien, LDN, Tart Cherry, DL-Phen

vestabula
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   Posted 8/25/2010 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   

I have a burning, stinging ache in the place you describe every single night and it's worse when I lay down...it keeps me awake and sometimes I'm  pacing around the room at all hours...going from the bed to the recliner to the couch.  It often radiates to my thigh and down the side of my leg...then to my knee.  But it usually starts above my hip...and in the butt muscle. smhair

Donna


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

Reach out and touch someone. If they don't touch you back it's because you still have brownie batter on your face.

Hopegirl
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   Posted 8/25/2010 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you both for your responses!!!
 
Donna, that sounds a lot like the pain that I am feeling. I seemed to be doing better this morning, but as I'm sitting here at my desk, it is coming back. I can tell I will be getting up soon because the chair is not helping. I am so glad I see my rhuemy today...I'm a reck, I really feel like I'm loosing it. If its not one thing, its another.
 
 
Hopegirl... 
 
Taking it one day at a time.... 

crazykitty
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   Posted 8/25/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hopegirl, I've had that type of pain before. It is very deep that radiates from my
lumbar region all the way down my tail bone. I've been to the ER for it too and
recieved a hypo of demerol. My doc had given me a script for vicodin and a muscle
relaxer. My pain is associcated with degenerative disc disease...nerve impingemnet
swelling and spasms. Do you ever get black and blue from inflamation in that area?
Hope the pain disapears and you feel better soon!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 

SillyMe2
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   Posted 8/25/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Sciatica?
DX: Fibro, PA (Psoriatic Arthritis), Psoriasis, Rosacea.
Formerly Savella, Now Lisinopril, Vit D, Prilosec, Ambien, LDN, Tart Cherry, DL-Phen

TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 8/25/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
This might be totally wrong, but could it be bursitis? When my mother had inflammation in a bursa sack thingy it was excrutiating for her. A rheumy discovered what it was for her after regular docs scratched their heads. Maybe this isn't like yours - but just grasping for ideas.
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!

Hopegirl
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   Posted 8/25/2010 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure what it is...but these are all possibilites. I do know that I will get this weird almost clicking type sound every couple of days from the lower back area and then it will get sore, but this is lower like you all are describing, right above my rear.
Hopefully it is just something that will run its course???? But I was afraid that it would come back like its doing today.
 
Never had the black and blue area, but I did notice it is swollen, not really bad but I noticed it and my hubby did too.
 
 
Hopegirl... 
 
Taking it one day at a time.... 

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 8/25/2010 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi hope, I will be praying for you that your doctor can find a reason for your pain today. I know how frustrating that can be to be in so much pain and they dont find anything wrong at the ER. Hoping for some answers for you.
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/25/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
My friend & I were just talking about this exact pain. I have no clue what it might be but I sure hope your rheumy figures it out!!
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 

AustenFan
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   Posted 8/25/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Sacroiliitis (inflammation of the sacroiliac joints) is another possibility. The pain can be excruciating. It can hurt across your lower back, down into your butt, down the middle into your tailbone, around the front into your groin, and down your thigh. It can even cause rectal pain.

I've had it for almost 2 years, and I've had pain in all of those areas. The pain tends to vary in intensity and travel, but my hip always hurts.

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/25/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Please let us know what your rheumy says and suggests.  So many seem to be having this problem.
 
Sherrine

Hopegirl
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   Posted 8/25/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Back from my visit
 
 
rolleyes
 
Wish I had good news to report, but I don't. This was a rushed appointment. I had my list, I told her everything that happened yesterday....and she said that basically because I have not been taking my neurontin, that could be the cause of my deep tissue spasm....I was disappointed to say the least, she is increasing my oxy now to 20 mgs still 2X's a day in hopes that I will not have to use break thru pain meds. She said I should try this, if no better we can try to increase it once more, or she has another pain mgmt person she wants me to try that is "better" than the last one she sent me to.
Since she is filling out my paperwork for my intermittent FMLA, I thought it wise to stay with her right now.....wish I had better news....
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