hello, I am almost 25, don't let that fool you my medical record is a foot high.....
although my back pain did not come on overnight, it was not really gradual either, sometimes its low lumbar pain, and other time it's more halfway up my back. I remember almost a year ago now I began to have this pain on the right next to but slightly below my belly button, sometimes it would be higher and sometimes lower, now the back pain is constant all the time dull aching back pain, there are certain points on my torso when if pressed really hurt one of these seems to be right on my 11th or 12th rib and goes around to my back and if you press right where my right kidney is it hurts like a MF. I had lapband surgery in december starting out with a BMI of 47 and am now at BMI of 44.8 which is still very big, still I don't find it fair when I go to a rheumy and becuase I am so young he just gives me a script for relafin and says lose weight....A hole...the relafin does NOTHING...the problem is I am starting to take too much ibuprofen esp for a bandster and it is making me retain fluid like a balloon...tylenol does nothing for me and flexeril doesn't do much either also making me retain mad fluid...I don't know if the issue is skeletal or muscular....
I got severe infectious colitis back in march and was dxed with IBS-PI, but I have since discovered it may just be lactose intolerance - high fat, or high sugar foods (when I eat them don't seem to affect me. Give me a pint of ice cream though and I am on the toilet my intestines twisting inside of me, bought some lactaid pills and they seem to be helping. Dairy makes up probably 60-65% of my diet, yogurt, cott chesse, ice cream, milk, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese I love it all...I always get the fat free or lowfat versions tho.
anyway, I have been to soooooo many doctors & they either throw another prescription at me, tell me I'm depressed or tell me to lose weight, I can't stand it. I have had many tests and all of them come back ok or don't draw attention
things I notice that are consisteitly a tad out of range are:
UR creatinine is always high
WBC count is always on the high end at 10 or 11
c reactive protein was very high both times I had it
monocytes and granulocytes are always out of range
albumin is always low, but I was told not to worry b/c prealbumin and total protein are fine.
thyroid is finally at a normal range for now
bilurbin is always on the low end of the spectrum
I do have a lot of "adrenal type" symptoms but as you know these are not recognized by conventional medicine unless you have lab confirmed addisons (totally fried adrenals) or cushings (super overactive adrenals pumping out deadly amounts of cortisol)...
I have had my dhare of issues and will continue to, but as they say one day at a time and right now it would be such an incredible relief if this back pain would just go away even for one day. I have a $2000 100% latex mattress and I still awaken feeling like I slept on what I imagine a prison cot would feel like...I have not started any new meds recently either....
TIA for any advice!