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Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    hellacious back pain... and I don't know what caused it. Motrin isn't touching it. I might have to go to the doctor tomorrow.
     
  2. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Sorry, TM. Have you tried heating pad, hot water bottle, hot shower . . .

    At least I can send cyber hugs.
     
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So sorry to hear this. Do you need to go tonight to an urgent care?
     
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Is it muscular or nerve pain?

    Try an ice pack, either way.
     
  5. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Ben gay or Icy Hot. Save me every time. I love Icy Hot.
     
  6. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    What part of your back. If it is in the area of the lungs and appeared suddenly, please consider seeing a doctor now. It could be a clot.
     
  7. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Moist heat or ice. Whichever feels better. For moist heat, I dampen a towel and throw it in the microwave for about 30 seconds or so.
     
  8. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    A rice or corn bag can feel good, too.

    Sew a little "pillow" and fill it with rice or corn. Heat it in the nuker for 60 seconds or so. I think they feel great.
     
  9. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Feel better, TM.
     
  10. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I hope you feel better soon. These are all good suggestions. For an emergency rice bag, take a tube sock and fill it with rice, tie a knot and there you are (Janet told me about this - Thanks Janet!). For a fast hot water bottle, take an empty 2L bottle and fill it with hot (NOT boiling - just tap water hot or it will melt) water.

    I would see the doctor, esp as bad as this sounds. Also try to stretch when/how you can.

    Sending very gentle hugs to you.
     
  11. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    How are you feeling this morning?
     
  12. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sorry you are in pain, TM. I hope it gets better soon!
     
  13. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    TM, hope you are feeling better. I'm someone who goes through bouts of kidney infections. It's pretty un-comfortable. It's usually on the flank of your spine though.

    I hope you are feeling better.
     
  14. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thanks everyone. Heat and motrin eventually let me sleep last night. The pain seems to have settled into the right side of my hip near the spine. I'm going in to see the doctor this morning. I just finished up a hefty antiobiotoc for a possible abcsessed tooth (seen on xray, no pain that I could feel). 500 Mg Amoxi 3x a day for 10 days. I had some urinary symptoms late last week and over the weekend so they want to rule out a kidney infection or yeast infection.
     
  15. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Sounds like sciatica? When I have to take strong antibiotics, I get joint pain. Could be from the antibiotics.
     
  16. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Sending loads of smiles since a hug may hurt. Hope the doctor figures out what is wrong and it's nothing serious! Wish it was from laughing too much!

    Star
     
  17. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    The diagnosis is... muscle spasm. I'm to double up the motrin and take flexeril at night.
     
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