Hello everyone .I am new on here ,but I've been reading posts on this site for a few months ( ever since I've acquired extreme back pain ) and finally wanted to become a part of this site.
Anyways , about 3 months ago I started getting these gnawing pains in my right side . The pain wasn't too bad yet but it was in the rib area. It would radiate from the back right side, to the front of my rib just about to my sternum. As days would pass , the pain increased and I would start getting nauseous and vomit . Going to my doctor ,he ordered a lot of blood work as well as an ultrasound. All came back normal .
About a month and a half into it the pain started to become excruciating ....at times hours on end would go by and I would be on the floor writhing in pain . The doctor prescribed me nothing telling me he doesn't know what's causing it yet . Losing almost 35 pounds in the months and vomiting from the pain nightly , the doctor sends me to physio suspecting a spinal issue. At physio they poke and prod ( almost in tears at that point due to extreme pain ) and finally make their own speculative diagnoses. Telling me they believe it is a bulged disc. My ct scan is in a week ... And in the meantime the doc has prescribed me percosets 5mg ( which aren't working so well anymore ) .
My main question is .... Is this what a spinal injury can feel like ? The pain is incredible , it feels like my head will explode it's so bad ! My ribs will get spasmatic and then I can't even move . It feels as though someone has kicked me in the side causing the worst Charlie horses . Also the pain has been radiating from my mid to upper spine to my right side lately . I've had acute pancreatitis before and bad cellulitis in my knee and only the pancreatitis was on par with this pain . I'm at my wits end with this ... And not sure what caused it in the first place . But it is strange because I would have figured the pain would get better with time , not worse . Does anyone have anything similar that involves nausea due to pain? The doctors seem certain it's a thoracic spine problem .