What's wrong with me? Is this kidney stones or kidney related?
Starting in my back...upper middle/middle it's an ache that feels bad...It's hard to describe it. It's not like a stomach ache, or a headache ache.
It feels like it's widespread, at the same time coming from one spot, on both sides of my back.
It gradually gets worse as time goes on, and it moves down slowly. Nothing can relieve this pain, no matter how I sit or stand or anything, it's the same. It's hard to sit still. And once it gets so bad, I can't do anything but sit and wait til it goes away. Once it gets to my lower back, the pain is even worse. And then it starts to feel like a stabbing pain. It gradually can go away, and then in a minute disappears completely.
Wednesday night this pain was very intense and severe. This was probably the worst episode of it yet. It lasted for around 7 hours, and for an hour or so, was very severe. In the past 2 years I've gotten this pain around 15 times or more, sometimes it's not so bad, other times it's bad.
I associate it with eating too much salt during the day and not drinking enough liquids.
I've had an unknown digestive disorder for 4 years now. (Lots of foods make me sick whole grains, dairy, peanut butter, baked goods, sweets and fruit, diarrhea often) Could this be related to it? if it's not kidney stones, could it be digestive pain? and if it is kidney stones/kidney is it possible to not have stones? or maybe I just have such tiny stones, I don't even realize it? cause it's not like I ever see any. Are they still in me then? It's weird.
When I went to the ER last march, I had been in pain since midnight. I went to the ER around 9 am. And then around noon, the pain went away. Once the pain was gone was when they took an x ray/cat scan. They told me there was no sign of kidney stones and I didn't have an infection. They then sent me home. They didn't help me at all!
Lastnight I got really scared. I don't know what to do. I feel like even if I went to the doctor again and told them about this, they couldn't do anything for me.
I just would like to get some idea of what this could be. Does anyone know? has anyone experienced something like this?
I've also read that people with digestive disorders could be more prone to developing kidney stones. And that kidney stone pain is very bad. So that is why I thought I had kidney stones.