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I posted about a month ago. April 4th, LLQ pain hit me out of no where. No fever, no bowel issues, no bleeding, no pain with peeing or bm's .... just really bad LLQ pain in my groin. A week of pain and i couldn't take it anymore, headed to the ER. Xray showed nothing, CT scan with contrast showed nothing. ER doc didn't know but he was sure it was diverticulosis. My white cell count was normal. The CT scan report said small pockets seen but no inflammation (my dr confirmed this report when I saw her 2 weeks after ER visit ... no inflammation or infection). ER doc was so sure it was diverticulosis that before he discharged me, he either looked at the CT scan himself or something, but he came back and said it WAS diverticulosis. Gave me an Rx of flagyll and a sulfer drug (sorry can't remember the name). 3 days into taking the drug, i was so sick I could barely move. The nausea was so bad I literally had to lie motionless or else I would retch. Vomited a couple of times, was so dizzy I couldn't even walk. I would be sweating one minute, and then freezing cold the next, but it was the nausea that was through the roof, just awful ! THEN, my bp decided to go sky high 2 days after this (I still wasn't feeling well). BP got up to 172/108, and my oldest daughter is a nurse, so she was worried and told me I should call 911. I was also getting a passing out feeling as i was sitting down and other odd feelings. Blood test at hospital showed no heart attack but my pressure still stayed higher than normal the whole time I was there (i have no bp issues). When I saw my doctor the next day, she told me to stop the meds as there was no sign of inflammation or infection reported on the CT scan. She thought maybe it WAS an ovarian cyst that burst and I was still feeling residual pain 2 weeks later. Fast forward to today, MAY 8th. I have pretty much had the pain since it started on April 4th. I think there have only been a few days where i had no pain. For the past few days, the pain is gradually increasing in intensity. Last night was bad, and the pain in my lower left back left me wanting to scream (i had same back pain when i started this pain, I'm comparing it to back labour. I feel the pain mainly in my left groin, its there constantly, but peaks in intensity. Is close to bringing me to tears. I had blood work done on Monday, and i can see the results online and my white cell count is normal. Again, i have no fever, peeing doesnt hurt, no blood in bm, just this really bad LLQ pain that hasnt let up since it started last month. I know i didnt sleep well last nite as the pain kept waking me. I am still in pain right now. But the pain will radiate not only to my lower left back, but across my bikini line and into my right side, almost to the point where it feels like really bad period cramps. I see my doctor tomorrow, but I'm at my wits end with this pain, and so confused because the CT scan showed NO inflammation or infection. I feel like i'm trapped and don't know what to do. Is this diverticulosis ? MY DOCTOR SAYS NO, ER DOCTOR A MONTH AGO SAYS YES. So confused since the ONLY symptom I have is the LLQ pain, but its in my GROIN. My doc did wonder if its a hernia, but I've felt no bump or bulge. The pain wears me down too. Sorry this was so long .... thanks for reading and possibly helping.
Jo - Ontario, Canada
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