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This is a rather long story but I hope someone can supply some feedback or has had a similar experience. I am not young by any means but I look years younger than my age and have a positive attitude. I have been dealing with some GI problems, but haven't found them nearly as debilitating as what happened to me starting in the beginning of April. One day I woke up feeling a bit strange, like I had a touch of some bug. Regardless, I did my errands even though feeling very tired. My entire body ached and for days I noticed I had barely any energy. I decided to see my doctor, who did a blood profile, concluding that everything looked more or less normal. Gradually, I got some strength back but my body still ached in a weird way. A few days prior to May 8, my spine became so painful that it felt like my back was broken. All the ribs on the right side hurt and so did my right leg, from the toes to the hip joint. On May 8 I went to Urgent Care, as I could not move or walk without extreme pain. I knew my back was not actually broken, but was tired of wondering what was going on.
?Several x-rays were taken of the spine and I was given pain medication. I quote from the report: "1. Mild multilevel degenerative disc changes. 2. Moderate degenerative facet changes, greatest at L4-5 and L5-S1."
?That is not so bad in writing but my back and leg still hurt like the devil today, May 13. No change at all. As far as the leg is concerned, I think I might have a pinched nerve, The radiologist's report also stated that my spine curved slightly to the right. Yes, "mild", "slightly", "moderate" but, if it's no big deal, why am I in chronic severe pain all of the time now? I feel best while lying on my stomach and it's a good thing I sleep that way so at least I can get a few hours of rest during the night. It also helps me to lie in a hot bath, which, of course, I now have trouble entering and exiting due to general stiffness. I feel like I've suddenly become an old woman of 90. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
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