In pain, need reassurance (as usual)

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In pain, need reassurance (as usual)

Postby richyrich » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:42 pm

Been having a rough day in terms of pain, the uni counsellors i go to is shut, I'm alone in my flat, the nurse unit is shut till Saturday, and I haven't been able to get a doctors appointment (not that that normally helps).

So I'm sat in my room alone in alot of pain. Its my kidney tonight, on my left side, its been on-and-off the last few months. FOr the last hour or two really strong stabbing cramps that make me want to heave. And add to that flash headaches/icepick headaches whatever you want to call them and this has all triggered panic attacks so I keep fainting.

I've decided to go for one last final GPs appointment tomorrow to ask for a rheumy or a pain specialist referral. But for now i just need some reassurance that I'm not dieing! :P Its ridiculous really, you'd think being in pain so often you'd get used to it, but no, everytime I think "this is it, I'll be dead by the morning". Anyone got any tips to help me last the night?
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Re: In pain, need reassurance (as usual)

Postby shazq » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:05 pm

Hi
Keep fainting does not sound good. Are you are your own?
I think you should call the out of hrs numbers NHS direct and tell them what is happening.
The number is :-0845 4647

I dont think you should be on your own if you are fainting, explain that you tried to get an appointment at your docs but there were none.

Have you tried a hot water bottle? wrap a tea towel around it and place it by your pain.


Have you a friend or family that can come stay with you.?

Hope you feel better soon. :hugs:
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Re: In pain, need reassurance (as usual)

Postby ladymanvers » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:13 pm

Go to A and E (I used to work in a GP as a receptionist and would say to do that out of hours and if you're fainting) as your kidney pain could be stones or a bad infection and if it is your blood pressure will be up. Or at least ring NHS Direct and get a nurse to speak to you..let us know how you go on...Good luck.

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Re: In pain, need reassurance (as usual)

Postby richyrich » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:15 pm

Thanks, funny you should mention that, I'd just got myself a hot water bottle before I read your post!

The faintings not as bad now, but yeh I'm on my own. I get lightheaded constantly, which is one of the reason the lack of diagnosis has annoyed me, its very frightening and difficult to deal with when it happens. I think I'm going to just have to distract myself somehow, with a film or something.
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Re: In pain, need reassurance (as usual)

Postby shazq » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:29 pm

Hi
Are you eating? as that can cause fainting. You must try to keep your strength up.
If you find your pain does did ease then i think you should call NHS direct, even if you call for some advice, you will be able to talk to a nurse/doc and they will advice you on what to do and thinks to help ease your pain.

Keep us updated. :hugs:
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Re: In pain, need reassurance (as usual)

Postby Elsbeth » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:58 pm

Oh i do get frustrated at posts like this.

If you are in that much pain that you are fainting.. why oh why are you sat posting about it instead of getting checked out?

Fainting and pain are not good and are not really a fibro thing. It sound very much like you have a severe kidney infection that needs treatment. Leaving it will cause scaring on the kidney ( I know as I have it from this exact thing)

A hot water bottle will help but I do think you need to ring your local out of hours surgery or just go to A&E.
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Re: In pain, need reassurance (as usual)

Postby ladymanvers » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:00 pm

You ok richyrich? Did you ring NHS Direct?

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Re: In pain, need reassurance (as usual)

Postby *Lisa* » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:55 pm

Let us know how you are :hugs:
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Re: In pain, need reassurance (as usual)

Postby richyrich » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:30 pm

Thanks guys. Have been to doctors today and they said its just something viral. But this is the problem, being in pain all the time, and suffering so many random symptoms its kidn of hard to know which ones are essentially "normal" fibro pain, which ones are other pain and which ones could be potentially dangerous.

Afterall pain (in an average person) exists to tell them something is wrong; that you should seek help. But if doctors tell us fibro pain is normal, they are essentially telling us to ignore an important physiological process.

Ahwell, I'm ok now, thanks for your responses.
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