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Back and rib pain

I have been sick since Feb 07 with at the time what I thought was the flu.  (no vomiting or diharea)Since I have had extreme tenderness in my lower back on both sides of my spine aproximately where my ribcage ends and up my spine.  I feel constant soreness followed all the way around to the front area of my ribs with most of the pain in the upper section near the breastbone and underneath my ribs.  I feel like someone beat me and beat me again.  The soreness would be compared to like when you have the wind knocked out of you and it's sore afterwards, and my back - sore to sit, to lay down, ice, heat, it always feels the same.  I am tired and have lost aproximately 30  lbs in the last 6 months ( I do eat) Any ideas???  I have not been to the doctor due to no insurance and really don't know what to do.
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You have to find a clinic that will treat the uninsured. They are out there. It sounds like you have problems that should not go untreated. They are minor now, but the consequences of not seeing a physician are not nice. You absolutely positively need to see an M.D. I only have one idea, and you have heard it. With treatment you should be as good as new, but PLEASE see an M.D.! Pretty please with sugar on it.
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I have had quite a health history (at only 40) and know that they will want to run a slew of testing.  I fall into that middle bracket that I make too much yet not enough.  I try to eat extremely healthy, take care myself and all that good stuff - I just wish I knew what was going on (if serious or not).  Thanks for you suggestion - it is definatley been in the back of my mind.
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7 months later - Any suggestions anyone???  I have had every test you can imagine and now have a feeding tube due to such weight loss (and still losing)  My test - no ansers.  The stomach is slightly enlarged, liver slightly enlarged, blood work - just a llittle off.  The amalyse and ?? blood work 50/50, small trace of blood in urine...and still have all previous symptoms and am so frustrated.  Doctors have been great but after numerous CT scans, MRI, radioative dumping, gallbladder, ultrasound, colonoscopy, stomach, and too many to name with nothing but a lot of bills.
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Hi,

My symptoms are very similar to yours. I have had amny test done too and the docs have no idea what is wrong. I have another specialists appoitment tommorrow. All the best.
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