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please help, I'm so scared! I'm in so much pain. I went to the doctors 3 months ago with pain in my ribs, back, front, top, bottom... Everywhere! The pain I felt in my lower back made me think it might be a kidney infection. I aso felt like I was getting really hot. The doctor wasn't too helpful and told me I'd been under a lot of stress and that was probably causing it. I actually swore I was so angry and in pain. I kept saying, there is something really wrong and he just kept saying, I think you are under stress, you've been through a lot, your anxious etc. He didn't bother to check my ribs which were black with bruises from pressing on them to try and relieve the pain. I left the surgery and cried in my car. He did take a urine sample because I pushed but it ended up not showing anything. About two months into battling this pain and feeling things were getting worse I went back and saw my regular doctor, she had been on holiday before. She was much more understanding. She told me it could be Costochondritis but that we needed to do a chest X-ray to rule out anything nasty. Well, so much time had passed between first having the pain and it was so much worse I convinced myself it was something awful and I avoided the X-ray for about 3 weeks until a friend intervened and took me to the hospital. I was in a right state... Crying everyday, thinking this was it for me. I couldn't/ can't imagine so much pain without it being something more severe. I read about this condition but what worried me is that It never felt heart related like So many people seem to report. Anyway, the chest X-ray came back negative as well as the X-ray of the stomach... I'm now worried that something has spread from my breasts and they were checking the wrong place. I had a lump looked at a while back and they said it was nothing to worry about. I had mammograms and ultrasounds but I keep thinking what if they have missed something?! I was already taking an opiate based painkiller for a back condition but it's not touching the pain. I'm calling the doctors office tomorrow to tell them I can't take much more! I also forgot to add that I took a course of antibiotics and it seemed to improve for a couple of days but then it flared right back up... It seems worse... No, it is worse. I'm so worried. Anyone else have similar symptoms? I keep pressing on my ribs and now the bottom ones seem to pop/ crack very now and then.
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