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I'm female, 19, lead a healthy lifestyle (I take a lot of care in what I eat, vegetarian, and drink at least 3 litres of water a day) the only regular medication I have is the depo shot for contraception.
this morning I woke up feeling like someone had punched me on the left hand side of my back - exactly in line with my waistline, below the ribcage. It wasn't too unbearable, just felt 'bruised' and sensitive. Later on, the bruised sensation was still there but accompanied by a sharp 'stitch' like pain, not excruitating but enough to cause major discomfort. I couldn't turn my body to the left but could easily turn to my right. I began to feel light headed and a little nauseaous (I can be a bit of a panicky one so this might have been something I brought on myself.)
I have taken some painkillers to ease the pain, which seems to be working but I'm on this forum because I suffer from something like this quite often. I haven't been keeping track of it specifically but I usually get incredible pains, always different but usually on my left side (not regularly on my back like this time, although sometimes I do also have a slight 'punched in the back' feeling - never this bad though.) The 'type' of pain can change, it sometimes moves over to the right hand side and can last a long time.
It's not continuous, it can come in waves over a few days (but then again, I'm not too sure as I take stuff to get rid of the pain) or it can just be one day. I have had an experience where this lasted 2 weeks - the pain moved from back left, to front left, to lower front left, to lower front right, to front right, to back right (you get the idea) and constantly different types of pain - shooting, sharp, sensitive, dull, stabbing, throbbing, bruised etc.
Is there any idea what might cause this? I'd hate to think it's my 'time of the month' because then mother nature is a right b with an itch, but it doesn't seem too normal.
Any help or advice would be great. I know how to get rid of this pain but I can't seem to pinpoint what the cause of it might be, especially as all the details of it change each time.
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