Posted 6/17/2014 11:38 PM (GMT -6)
I'm so sorry to hear about all your pain. It does ring a few bells with me...I had horrible back pain in my late 20s - early 30s, increasing in severity. I do still have some, but now it's mostly from Sciatica - meds and lifestyle changes have helped take the edge off my regular Fibro back pain.
As for the abdominal pain - when my Appendix started acting up, I felt the worst of it in my back. The pain felt like a band, going all the way around. No vomiting, no fever. It took them forever to admit me because, as usual, my symptoms were so far from "classic."
Then over a decade later, when my Gallbladder stopped functioning, I'd get sharp gas-like pains that would build - almost like labor pains - a few times a week, for months...usually when I was lying down at night. For some reason, it never occurred to me that it was anything but bowel trouble....(or Fibro. I'd already had Fibro for many years, and was used to getting weird pains for seemingly no reason. It's too easy to make the mistake of blaming it for everything.)
Does this sound at all like what you're experiencing?
I know it's hard to get doctors to take you seriously sometimes, especially when you're young. When my daughter was 25, she started getting really awful abdominal pain. Sure enough, it was her Gallbladder - but I had to become one of those raving lunatic moms and practically jump down the ER doctor's throat before he'd do any tests!
I can't remember what tests finally confirmed all these problems, whether they're ones you've already had, but there's obviously something going on with you, and you need help. I would continue researching, (including the Fibro 101 thread Sherrine directed you to), and then if you think there's a good chance you have it, ask right up-front when you call a doctor's office if s/he treats Fibro patients. If someone is not even willing to consider the possibility, keep calling. It's a bit of work, but very worth it in the end, to keep looking for an open-minded doctor.
Good luck! Keep posting....we do care, and we definitely understand.
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Fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, discectomy L4-L5 - (w/lots of Sciatic Nerve damage), frozen shoulder, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, IBS, migraine, dizziness (mostly from visual stimuli), elevated liver enzymes, tachycardia, hearing loss (probably Menieres).