Sore kidneys are sore and suround them I am in so much pain my back feels like it has been folded in half backwards sorry very hard to explain. Sleep, very little, shifting onto side no help I walk 2 times a day, exercise every day. As soon as I get up it is not long before it goes and I am pain free untill I sit then I get pins and needles down the legs and my lower back hurts. Why I am asking is because I am taking these because I am 50 and am in manopause and have 2 times now forgotton to take Caltrate and have woken up pain free so this got me thinking. I have seen a Nouroligist and they ruled out any back problems or nerve damage. I do have spineabiffita acculta. Now I am not saying Caltrate has anything to do with my problem and will continue to stop taking it to see if things get better and go back on then again to see if it happens again I am desperate as pain is on a level out of 10, it's a 10. I think doctors are so baffeled that they think I a bit well you know bonkers. I can tell you I am a very sain person and very level headed my husband sais to me anyone else by now would gone mad. I had heard years ago that people stopped taking them because they had some side affects so I stopped them and had not been on them long but this time I have been on them for 2 years. Please I am desperate to hear something I really need help. Anything. Deb.
I have been having lower back pain but only when I am lying down it feels like my Kidneys are sore?
Added 5 Jul 2010:
Thankyou it is always good to hear someone tell you they sound sain especially when so many do not hear your explanations the way you are tring to tell them even if they are in black and white, it's so often that people misinterprate things and hear them in their own way, and because of this we tend to become frustrated and give up but not me. To start with the back pain around the kidney area is gone compleatly and this is due to the fact that I stopped taking Caltrate, and as most are baffeled they have chosen not to go anywhere further with this information but to say, think yourself lucky it's gone. But I do still have lower back pain when I sit and sensations in my both legs, also when lay down but I am sure this has something to do with the Spina Biffida Acculta. I have also been doing some investergating myself and will continue untill I get the right answers. It seem's to be human for people to diognose you with their Idea's especially if you have similer symptoms and this can be dangerious. I was told by a chriopractor that he could fix all my problems well I can honestly tell you it was a waste of money. Don't get me wrong chriopractors obiously do a good job but this was not for me. And the Nouroligist he was amazing and gave me lots of good news and from that I can only go forward and look for the right specialst for me. I do thank you all for your understanding, assurances, kind thoughts and just the fact that you were kind enough to answer my cry for help. It is so nice to know that their are still so many lovely people out their willing to give a someone hope. Yours Faithfully Debbie. Good Luck to you all.
23 May 2010
Low back pain, pins and needles, worse when laying down? May I ask HOW exactly your docs ruled out a spine problem? If it is a kidney problem, the pain would not go away by simply being on your feet. It would be constant. Pins and needles feeling is usually nerve related. Have your docs checked the sciatica? If your pain is a 10, don't let the docs get away with "Sorry, not sure what's going on,blah, blah, blah" You sound quite sane to me. Don't stop until you get some answers! There are many knowledgeable people on this forum, maybe someone with a similar problem may have some answers for you. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, don't give up, insist on getting some answers. You have the right to be as pain free as possible. Obviously something is going on. Good luck to you and please keep us posted.
24 May 2010
I'm just curious, being a chronic kidney stone patient that I am, I'm wondering if they checked for kidney stones, sometimes they can be "silent", and only when you drink more fluid they move around, thus the extreme "pain" especially when lying in a prone position. I have had so many stones I can diagnose myself before they even take x-rays, some stones cannot be seen on a regular x-ray exam, I form calcium oxalate stones which are easy to see, however if you form uric acid stones, they are nearly invisible unless they use a "contrast' to see them under an MRI scan. Just a suggestion to you if they have yet to rule that out. I don't for a minute think you're "insane", you sound like someone desperate for answers, and my heart goes out to you, I wish you luck please check back with us, we have many very wise and seasoned posters here that may have a better answer than I do. Bless You, and I hope you soon find the answer to your pain. :)
4 Jul 2010
So sorry to hear about the intense pain- I'm really curious though- about this spineabiffita acculta-- I have a similar condition called Occult Tethered Cord- and I would personally advise you look more into this condition and a Neurologist who deals specifically with it. (If your condition is anything like mine that won't be easy to find but it sounds like yours is a more common derivitive) Tethered Cord can cause numerous pains in the back and down the legs as well as numerous neurological problems, problems with the kidneys also go hand in hand with it because bladder and bowel function become impaired and the kidneys take the brunt of that.
I know from personal experience that it's hardest to bear the pain and limitations when you don't have a label to justify it~ but just because they haven't found it doesn't mean it's not there. If all else fails, you might look into the natural remedi side of things--- I've found a number of times that when regular medicine fails, the alternative holisitc approaches can often produce miraculous results.
Keep your hope*
I wish you the best of luck~
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