Posted 9/14/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -7)
Veronica, make sure to see my post on your other post. I think there are several things that can cause the problems you are having and you need to get them checked out. Sometimes the ER just figures that you'll get worse or better. If you get better, oh well, its not their problem, if you get worse, then it will be easier for them to find out what is wrong. Our ERs won't diagnose anything. Was your ANA elevated but you didn't have anti-ds-dna? Be sure to get that thyroid antibody test done and perhaps some adrenals and vitamins like vitamin D. Maybe some gatorade or electrolytes stuff will help in the meantime. I had UT symptoms, frequency and urgency, with no infection for months and had to go to a urologist and they found I had chronic inflammation of the bladder floor and polyps. It also made my kidneys ache bad too, but CT of kidneys was fine. Don't know if any of this sounds like you, but pursue the bladder thing if you are having symptoms and maybe you have some spinal issues, osteoarthritis? I would demand some help from your PCP in figuring this out and just tell them very frankly that you are sick and scared and you can't live with it! Sure hope you get through this tough spot soon.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments