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08/15/2010 08:45 PM

severe pain in my lower back

sweetmamaloves

Just today I was bending over trying to stretch out the lower part of my body, when all of the sudden my lower back got excruciatingly stiff. So I then tried to move around a bit, and my back started to to pop, as if you would pop your knuckles....this part is not unusual to me...the part that is, is when I stood up on my lower left side, near my hip it just kind of remained stiff. Now I know you are all not doctors, but has this sort of thing happened to any of you. By the way it is still stiff and is 945pm here in NM. Also redcently I can't sleep on my right side, I had a bit of tissue removed from one of my DD surgeries...no skin or anything, but fatty tissue. There have been more fatty masses growing in the last few months under my right rib cage, that fallows and travels around to the back of my ribs. Also on my right hip a few months back I noticed a fatty tissue growing, andnow the left one has one growing. What can I do to helpsleep better.... I have muscle relaxers, as well as other pain medicines.... but I'm just not sure what else I can do ith out meds to alieviate the pain..... confused frustrated and wanting to understand more, to deal.
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08/16/2010 09:28 AM
jlou
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For 2 straight years I have been dealing with lower back pain on my left side and I cannot get it to go away either. I know I have at least 3 lumps there and I think they are up against my sciatic nerve. It also "clicks" sometimes as well. Not sure if it is a lumps moving a little or something else. My left leg has also been losing strength because of this. I use lidoderm patches on my lower back and it helps me a bit (never 100%) so you may want to look into those. It may help with your right side as well.

Believe me, nothing your body does will surprise you after a while. I learned to accept and adjust my life. Some days my arms won't work and I just laugh it off because the next day they are fine. This is one crazy disease but know you are not alone in getting random aches and pains.

Janet


08/16/2010 09:55 AM
sweetmamaloves

This morning I took a muscle relaxer and it seemed to help a bit. Also doing anything I bend my knee's to avoid further injusry. It just hurts so bad it feels like instead of having a muscle I have a piece of iron in my back that wont move. Most of my lumps are about the size of pea's, but I have well over 30 throughout my entire body. Its just so difficult.

08/16/2010 02:26 PM
jlou
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I know. Hang in there. Hopefully the pain will subside a bit for you. Just know to "baby" any hurts you get. It is tough especially if you have been very active your whole life. So many times I just want to cry but I just pull it together and know I need to take care of myself before anyone else now.

Glad to hear the muscle relaxer worked a bit. I take them as well when the pain gets bad.


08/16/2010 04:01 PM
sweetmamaloves

On my days off, unless my friends irritate me enough to go out to the lake with them, I am found sleeping. I try to be productive...but I get so frusterated. And the worst part of it all is that about a year and a half ago I bought a fixer upper for a house. LOL I am a single mom too....Ya I got friends, but try to pin one down to help, while they are involved with their own families is hard, and I start to feel bad! Grrrr, is all I can say for now, and in time I will have some peace! LOL

08/16/2010 04:13 PM
BrenV
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I can feel your pain! I also have really bad low back pains and problems with my hips. I have lipomas all over my left rib cage around to my side and now growing on both hips. Very painful sometimes sleeping I know. I wanted to share that I use a king size heating pad and lay on that when I go to bed. It shuts off automatically in 2 hrs. but during the night I can turn it back on if I wake up sore. This is the only thing that has helped me get my mind off the pain most of the time. I have not been diagnosed with DD yet but am working to find a specialist in my area (MI) that knows what the heck it is. I have had my general surgeon and gastroenterologist both say they feel lipomas just under the skin and then are SOOOOO painful to touch. I pray for you to find something that helps ease your pain and suffering. Some days are harder than others. Hang in there!

08/16/2010 05:36 PM
keeter

Bren, I just talked on facebook with a MI person today. I will try to remember to ask if she was diagnosed there.

I also have the left lower back pain. Heat helps as does the TENS unit. It comes back fairly quickly though. My hips are getting lumpier. I have a huge angiolipoma on my right thigh and now I swear the left is trying to catch up. I have two pads on my bed - one a regular foam pad and the other is one of the cushier therapeutic ones. They help a lot. I have some soft fleece blankets on my bed and sometimes I put one between my knees or against where I ache and that helps take some pressure off.

Janet is right about no surprises! And mine also does the on and off thing. What I have been noticing is I will have a spot - like my right arm - just ache like heck for a couple of weeks and then it stops and is fine. Then another body part starts aching. It is one weird disease!!!

Hugs,

Diane


08/17/2010 03:21 AM
BrenV
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My body is the same way with hurting in one spot for awhile and then going to another area. I feel like I can never escape it or have a break. I try so hard not to complain but it is very difficult to live in pain every day. I sleep with 6 pillows around me and my husband has hardly any bed left to sleep. Smile Poor guy! I was curious if a TENS unit really helped for the pain in your back and hips. I am currently looking at changing careers and have applied at several places that I would like to work. One of my favorites (a place I used to work as a temp for 6 months) called me back yesterday for an initial phone interview. YEAH! I currently am a part time federal security officer with TSA.

Well, take care of YOU and let me know about that TENS unit. I am going through physical therapy right now for my back and hips.


08/17/2010 05:21 AM
jlou
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The TENS does help a bit with pain but even better is that it contracts your muscles forcing your lymphatic system to push out the bad stuff, well at least in theory. It is like using your muscle without actually doing anything. ZLook into gettong one if your insurance will cover.

08/17/2010 05:21 AM
jlou
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Oh and Brenda - is the PT still hurting you? Be careful not to overdo it.
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