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For almost a month now, I've been experiencing nocturnal unbearable back pain that begins as soon as I lay down, no matter what adjustments I make. It actually gets worse. It's essentially so painful I can barely breathe. It's definitely without a doubt NOT my lungs. I'm all too familiar with that pain, but this pain starts in the dead center of the middle of my back. It's become so intolerable that I almost called for an ambulance last night.......The pain doesn't even start until I lay down. About 2 hours after I wake in the morning, the pain will slowly subside & I go through the rest of the day virtually pain-free. Forget about that "morning bathroom visit" because I cannot move (turn) to wipe. It's become impossible to get a full night's sleep. I have tried the orthopedic and lumbar support pillows in the arch of my back and in between my knees to help level my spine with no relief whatsoever. I've also tried multiple beds of different kinds. I believe something is wrong and it's not just a minor injury that'll ease up and eventually go away. I am tall woman and grew too much too fast which I've been told can cause some back and/or knee pain. Unfortunately, I have dealt with both since I was a preteen. However, this is a whole different issue. A completely different type of pain like I've never experienced. All that I've researched point to degenerative discs for the most part, others worse. However, being only 27 years old with no children or injuries, I'm concerned this may be something worse. I'm not asking for a professional's diagnosis. I'm simply needing a personal opinion on if this might pass or, as my gut tells me, is something more serious that requires professional help.
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