I'm in the ER & I need to know what to do next. I am going to be 100% honest (you'll see what I mean in a second lol) because I need to know what to do next.
I don't think I have much time to explain but a little background information .. I've had Lupus since I was 12 w/ renal Vasculitis. Stage 5 & 2 failure along with 5 or 6 different Chemotherapies both IV & pill. I have been coming to this hospital since I was 12 & this doctor I have doesn't like me because she thinks I need attention (which is fair because not too many people understand Lupus) this is why I am going to be honest. Because 1. Why would I go through all this trouble if I was lying lol 2. My mom is here & we are both in for 3pm (it's almost 1) I wouldn't make her lose out on money.
OK so it all started in Oct of 2013. I went on a cruise & some how I ended up with a herniated disk on a nerve w/ sciatica. Since then I've always had lower back pain.
3 weeks ago I noticed my legs were twitching alot & I didn't have control over them. My mom said I was driving her nuts but I had also upped my Ritalin dose so I thought maybe I was just anxious.
Last week I noticed my legs falling asleep really easily when I wasn't even sitting Indian style or anything. 5 days ago I told mom cause I couldn't get up & we laughed about it. I told her it's cause I lost weight & had no cushion.
3 days ago I told my mom I was having trouble peeing. I explained I have to push really hard & if I stop pushing I stop peeing even if I'm not done.
Yesterday I got a severe stomach ache & I don't get my period anymore (stopped in 2013) but if I had to describe it, it was similar to severe cramps. I went to the bathroom cause I thought maybe I had to poop & I felt like I could but I didn't go. (I got gastric sleeve surgery in Sept so I only eat like 4oz, I don't poop everyday. Maybe once a week. So I went 3 days ago which means I wouldn't of had to poop yesterday)
This morning around 530 am I was walking into work & I had told mom my stomach was hurting again (she's w/ me all the time hahah)
I had peed before I left for work at 5:20ish. Got to work around 5:35 & went to pee again cause I was shaking my legs like I was going to pee. I had to push again but this time only a drop came out. I've felt like I had to pee all day since that.
I got home from work & my back was KILLING me. I was going to take a shower & go nap before I had to go back to work & I noticed the lower back pain I've had since 2013 was severe & I couldn't bend over or walk without feeling like a board was on my back.. I felt like I had to poop again & knew I didn't so I went to lay down. I was going to try to get into fetal position cause I thought it would help if I stretched out & I brought my legs up a little & they went completely numb & cramped up & I couldn't move them. I sat up & they fell down & feeling came back. So I went on Google to look up stretches for herniated disks & that's when I saw "when should I go to the ER for back pain"
that's when I found the word "Cauda Equnia Syndrome"
I clicked on the link & saw that I had all of the symptoms & it's crazy cause sometimes you have like 5/10.. i had them ALL. So I called my Dr & she told me to go to the ER.
Now she is telling me I am most likely dehydrated & I don't need an MRI but I should get one & I know she thinks I am thinking I have all these symptoms because I saw it online but I promise to God it's not that & in my mind I just don't feel right.
As I type this my toes are numb & my feet are twitching like crazy & whenever I move or turn my lower back KILLS & it feels like I am getting shocked.
She said to my mom "I'd only be worried if you couldn't hold your pee" which is pissing me more off cause I was reading posts on here & it sounded exactly like what I was going through.
Do you think maybe it isn't CES & that maybe I am just crazy ? Or what should I do? I'm scared
please help me..