Two months ago, I went on a version of the South Beach or old Atkins diet. Mostly protein, little or no carbs. I have lost 10 lbs and until this week, my blood sugar levels appeared to be dropping. I have type 2 Diabetes controlled with diet and glucovance medication. I do little or no exercise. Last Thursday I started feeling tired and my lower back, near my kidneys on both sides hur from the inside. I took tylenol and it helped control the pain, somewhat. Friday I ran a fever of 99 and Saturday it went as high as 101, with me resting all day, no work, didn't go anywhere, except drugstore for more tylenol. I was still eating mostly protein...steak, green beans, hamburgers no buns, lettuce and tomatoes. The pain seemed to go away on Sunday, but 3 hours at work (desk job), the pain returned full blown. Called to try and see my doctor, but I go to a city health clinic, so it was the following morning before I could see anyone, then only a nurse practitioner. Far be it from me to put down anyone, but she had to be all of 25 and she said I was suffering from a muscle skeletol problem, probably just "old age". She's very luck to still be walking, because I wanted to flatten her, right on the spot. The previous night I spent awake and crying, because the tylenol didn't help the pain. I was angry, tired and worried. I had no infection, no fever and no elevated white blood cell count, the urine specimen appeared to be okay. They sent it off to have a culture done on it, but it looked okay to the clinic staff. I have no pain when urinating, I have no naseau or vomitting or diarhea. Other than the pain that feels like it is way inside of me and radiating out, that's my only sympton. This morning I woke up and I felt 100% better. The only thing I changed was the fact that I started eating more carbs, which I had previously eleminated from my diet.
Has anyone heard of such pain,do you know what causes it, and am I going to have it forever, or is it a one time thing?
Any suggestions would be helpful. I don't know where to turn for help. eva