What IS this new set of symptoms about??? - page 3

question to all you nurses out there. the other morning on the way home from work, i was seized, and i do mean seized, by a severe searing, stabbing unrelentless pain that started somewhere around my... Read More

  1. by   CATHYW
    Well, if it IS sciatica, you will be well prepared for the next drug seeker you see who has "back pain." It will be all that you can do not to laugh in their face.
    So glad to hear the meds seem to be helping. Why don't you run down to the ER and let them do a urine dip, just for general purposes (or do one on your floor, if you can)?
  2. by   Jolie
    Just wanted to add my 2 cents. First of all, I'm glad you're feeling better, but please don't be lulled by that. You could be seriously hurt if something like this occurred while driving, or even walking down the stairs! Now that I'm done nagging, I wonder if this could be related to ovulation. I used to get killer ovulation pains. That may explain why it appears to be better now. Also, the possibility of a tubal pregnancy comes to mind, although I would expect that pain to worsen with time. Keep us posted!
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    Trust me, NO one is nagging. EVERYONE has been helpful. Today I could feel twinges and was absolutely terrified that the pain might come back so, tonight, at work, I WILL email the occupational health nurse, as my husband reminded me that in October I had a work related injury that was diagnosed as sciatica, and during or following my shift, will get myself down to the er to at least get the evaluation started...I take all your ideas and advice to heart and will definitely have to get something done ASAP, not only for my health and peace of mind, but for that of my family ( I am the breadwinner at this point)...I will NOT let this defeat me AN D, unless I get some kind of appropriate diagnosis, I don't know that the powers that be would ALLOW a medical leave..They fight us at every turn, however, I ,as the famous line in Fried Green Tomatoes, "am older and have beter insurance"! Please don't hesitate to offer more advice or ideas. I value them and you much more than I could ever tell you. When the NURSE in the family is scared, people usually pay attention!
  4. by   rdhdnrs
    GET SEEN NOW!!!!! We are praying for you.
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    MONDAY! And, ran into my NP who was doing eves when I went in to work..Things getting rolling finally! Interestingly, there is another nurse working the same shift who, several weeks ago, starting having similar symptomology...Weird...
  6. by   mother/babyRN
    Hi everyone,
    Just wanted you all to know that I did finally get to see the doc, who thankfully knew I had to hang around after my night shift and fit me in....I have a definite lordosis (sp) sorry-been up way too long to spell check Anyway, since I had a work injury in the fall from trying to assist a patient and was diagnosed at that time with sciatica, I apparently have been favoring that side and that can cause the other side to have symptoms, sometimes, as in my case, quite severe. He agreed with several of you that my blackout episodes and periods of disorientation immediately afterwards, were probably vagal responses to the severity of the pain...He scheduled me for an MRI next week and I promise to keep you all updated. Thankyou so much for the support and kindness you all showed toward me..If I could send out real hugs to all of you I would. In the mean time, cyber ones for sure!
  7. by   shay
    Glad you're okay....I mean, sort of...??? Keep us posted!!!
  8. by   mattsmom81
    Keep us updated, sweetie, those of us who have 'been there' are 'specially concerned...as we all are ! (((HUGS)))
  9. by   Jenny P
    And take care of yourself! If you are the main breadwinner, you NEED to take care of yourself!
  10. by   fedupnurse
    Glad to hear things are moving along and some action is being taken by your doc. Hope things work out and your MRI is ok!!
    Take care!
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  12. by   mother/babyRN
    And TODAY hubby as a stress test....Everything at once it seems....Just a routine checkup thank goodness! Well, as my mom always reniinds rminds me, we may not be aging gracefully, but at least we're aging!
  13. by   zumalong
    So glad they think they know what it is. Sorry that is lordosis. Hope the MRI goes well (and the stress test on hubby).

    Take care. :kiss