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Hi. About 10 days ago I started having a severe pain on my left side I thought it was my kidney and maybe I had kidney stones this started late at night on Thursday well the pain was terrible all day Friday and the rest of the weekend. I decided to go to the emergency room on Monday after work they did blood work and a cat scan and couldn't find anything wrong, they wrote me a prescription for Valium and diagnosed me with flank pain and told me to see my regular doctor on Thursday. Well the Valium did nothing and I take Norco 10 already for chronic pain caused by lupus and the Norco helped a little but would wear off after about two hours. When I went to my doctor all he would say is you already take a lot of pain medicine and that's why you pain is there because you are used to it. He wouldn't listen to me and just kept acting like I was seeking more medication I was crying and begging him to find out what was causing the pain and he pretty much blew me off and gave me a shot of toradol and sent me on my way. I even mentioned that maybe it was shingles and he replied you take too much pain medication I only take four Norco 10mg a day which isn't a lot.. Well today 10 days after the pain started I noticed a small area of blisters that has progressively gotten bigger as the day goes on, I read that the rash usually appears 2 to 5 days after the pain starts but I guess everyone is different. This pain is terrible and I've never experienced anything like it. It would wake me up at night and it was a constant pain sometimes less severe than other times. I have an appointment to see my doctor tomorrow to hopefully get the antiviral meds so I can go back to work. And I really hope that in the future he will listen to his patients. And I pray this goes away quickly. Anyone else had pain long before their rash appeared? Thanks for reading have a wonderful day!!
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