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Dull Kidney Pain (Normal Test Results) driving me nuts :( Crying

Please read, contribute, comment or help me brothers and sisters. It's a little long but earn some good deed. It's long. God Bless you!

I am 23 year old male, 5'7, 170 lbs mostly muscle mass. I have been lifting weights and being healthy since I was 16; until last couple years, I started having problems after another.

At first, I was diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks 2 years ago. My doctor prescribed me xanax. I started feeling better so after 15 days, I stopped taking xanax and i learned how to tell my body that it's just anxiety and nothing else and i took control over my anxiety. So every once in a while, I would have a panic attack and it would go away because I would tell myself that there is nothing wrong with me.

At that time, I also starting having dull pain in the back, near my kidney area. Most of the times it would be a dull pain but sometimes, there would be a very sharp, stabbing pain; however,please note that the sharp pain would last only 1 to 2 seconds.

That went away on it's own.

2 years later, I was having a very stressful year so a new problem started happening. About 4 months ago, I was yelling at my sister because she wasn't listening to my directions while teaching her how to drive. All the sudden, I had this mild pain deep inside my heart (not severe). That made me think that i had a mild heart attack so i started having crazy panick attacks and this time, I couldnt control those because it was my heart. Please note that the only anxiety symptoms I had in the past were palpitations, skipping of beat and tingling and never had any chest pain what so ever so it was new which made me think that there was something wrong with my heart. Since that day, there would be a dull pain in my heart area lasting from 10 seconds to 2 minute and would come every 30 minutes. Sometimes, very rarely, same pain would be on ride side of the chest which didn't convince but made me think that it could not be my heart.

So about three weeks ago, I went to the doctor to complain about my dull chest pain and my doctor said that it could be due to acid reflux since I am on a bodybuilders high carb diet. She put me through EKG which came normal. She prescribed me prevacid. Oh my god, that made my symptoms worse so i stopped taking them on my own and the symptoms went away or at-least reduced to the point where i wasn't going crazy.

During same time period, I started having same back/kidney pain that I was having couple years ago. Now please note, I don't want to go in to kidney disease so this is more important to me then chest pain and this is what i need help on.

So the nature of my pains are that I don't think they are muscle because it does not hurt upon touching it. There is a dull ache on mostly my lower back, sometimes towards the side, sometimes only one one side, sometimes on both sides. They happen randomly throughout the day. It's not a stabbing or a sharp pain, it's more like a dull to mild ache and most of the times it's deep inside my body around the kidney area.

I just can not tell if it is my actual kidneys or not. I heard kidney pains can be compared to child birth pain but like i said before, i do have those pains too but very rarely (once a month) and it lasts for 2 seconds.

I went to the doctor again I did urine and blood test and they were actual lab tests, not the strips one. My urine test came back totally normal which no blood, no protein and no nothing wrong with it. My creatinine serum came back 1.24 with (0.76 to 1.27) on the scale. Note that my creatinine has been around 1.24 for 2 years. I carry some decent amount of muscles therefore it's high and my doctor is not considered about it. My EGFR is 84.

So according to test results, I have no kidney infection and no kidney stones because according to my doctor, kidney stones will show some trace of blood in my detailed urine exam.

Also note that during the episode of my back/kidney ache, my chest pain was very little to almost gone. Although they came back a little bit but not to the point that i would go crazy.

I am going crazy about my kidney/back ache though as i don't know what's causing this because my lab results is normal, my doctor is not worried about it, she is not prescribing me any antibiotics because i don't have any infection. She told me to take ibuprofen. I take that 3 times a day (200 mg) and it helps a little bit.

Does anyone might have an idea of what causing these back ache or if they may be coming from kidneys? How do i deal about it? Do i just pray or hope that they would go away on it's own. I can not afford health insurance and more tests will cause more money to spend. I have been drinking lots of water, I tried many home remedies over and over again and passed 3 stones but the pain didn't go away so it means it could be something else other than kidneys? I use to be very healthy. please please please help!
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The common causes for the back pain could be infections/inflammations of the bowel, kidney disorders like pyeloneohritis, glomerulonephritis or renal colic. Ultrasonography, X rays or a CT scan may be needed to detect kidney stones. Discuss these options with your doctor. In the meantime take OTC Naproxen for pain relief and plenty of oral fluids.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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How are you doing now?

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