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Undiagnosed pain

neci.eppinettenneci.eppinette Posts: 1
edited 05/19/2015 - 6:05 AM in Chronic Pain
hi i am 29 years old. i started with a pain under my right rib cage horseshoe intoy right kidney about a year ago. i had a hysterectomy thinking it was the endometriosis. i went on a hormone blocker to test my ovaries. i had multiple cat scans, mris, ultrasounds, urine tests, and blood work. was put on pain meds for a while. nothing came from any of my tests. i had an upper and lower gi. i had my gallbladder out in 09 so that was ruled out immediately. i finally went to ocshners in nola last summer up until november. no answers their eother. i was put on more medication that caused me to gain 30 to 40 lbs. depression and anxiety took over after that. i sought out cognitive therapy. no help. i currently see a chiropractor on a pretty regular basis. i am currently on cymbalta and it seemed to help for about 3 weeks and beginning 2 days ago i have been on the worst pain of my life. along with my normal pain every joint in my body is aching to the point of crying which i hardly ever do.

here are the things they say they have ruled out:
liver, pancreatitis, appendicitis, intestinal, reproductive issues, hep c, hiv, thyroid, b 12 deficiency, kidneys, multiple sclerosis.

here are the only unremarkable findings on my tests
cyst on left kidney
benign hemangioma in my thoracic

anyone else experience any of this or have any new doctor or hospital recommendations? i too young for my body to be in this constant agony. my kids are suffering from this as well as my husband. they just want mom and wife back. i want me back.

welcome to spine-health

it would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. so many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. the more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

here are some questions that you should answer:
  • - when did this first start?- was it the result of an accident or trauma?- what doctors have you seen? (orthopedic, neurosurgeon, spine specialist, etc)- what conservative treatments have you had? which ones?- what diagnostic tests have you had? and their results (mri, ctscan, xray, emg, etc)- what medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)- has surgery been discussed as an option? (if so, what kind)- is there any nerve pain/damage associated?- what is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.

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  • - analysis or interpretation of any diagnostic test (ie mri, ctscan, xray, etc)- medical advice of any kind- recommendations in terms of medications, treatments, exercises, etc

what could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
you should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.

it is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). it is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have are
i’ve had this for years, it hurts, i cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should i get?

diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. in many ways its like a game of clue. especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. the doctor is like a detective. they need clues to help them move along. so, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. that is like it is here. without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

specific comments :

please provide us with more details regarding your spinal condition and the diagnostic test results

personal opinion, not medical advice :

--- ron dilauro, spine-health system moderator : 05/19/15 12:06 est


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Sorry for all the pain you are enduring.

    I had an EMG which was very revealing, in my situation.
    It revealed spinal issues to doctor that I never even gave voice to.

    The many issues doctor ruled out for you is huge. But it does take a toll on us......all this testing while still is screaming pain.

    I wish you the very best as you continue to investigate the source of your pain.
    You are not alone! Hang in there
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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