Originally Posted by Altair IV
Thanks for the reply. Iíve had several CT scans but I do not believe I have had a MRI. The pain is about the same all the time. It does seem to get a little better if I lie on my side in the recliner.
I'm reading this and I feel so bad for you. I have been suffering through your exact pain for two years now. I have had all the tests you have had minust the colonoscopy. I am 37yrs old and I have had kidney stones on a yearly basis since 1998. My stones have always been small enough to pass on their own however my brother gets the larger ones like you have had and has had to have them blasted as well. I am ready to cry because I have felt crazy at times, or been made to feel like a drug seeker, because no one can find any abnormalities in me as well. I will tell you this much...I was a fire fighter for 13 years, in excellent shape and now as much as I miss running I can not exercise because it makes me sick to my stomach with the medication (vicoden, tramadol, 800mg IbProfrn). I have found some relief by using a combo of these and also Lidicain (sp?) patches. However the pain with me is constant...some days its just a small annoyance and other days I can barely stand it. I am meeting with a pain mngt doctor next week and would like to try acupuncture and I'll also request an MRI. I will keep you posted and I hope you will keep me posted as well on your progress. I hope you find an answer soon and you can find some relief. I also feel better when I lay on my right side..either on a towel or a pillow, or moving around helps. My pain seems to be worse at night during bed time. I am so hopeful that one day I'll have an answer because this has really begun, as I'm sure it has for you, affect my quality of life, missing wknd getaways, loss of sleep, harder to focus at work etc..plus I hate taking pills. I can't wait to get back to my old self, drug free, working out in the gym and traveling whenever I want. Good luck to you!