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    Muscle vs kidney discomfort/pain

    Hi guys!

    Iím freaking out today :( well, the past few days actually. Iíve had lower back (mostly on the right side) discomfort and it usually feels better when Iím laying/sitting down. My main question is.. how do you know if itís muscular/anxiety or actual kidney issues?
    I donít have any kidney symptoms like frequent urination or anything. Iím praying I just slept wrong last night.

    Please, any reassuring words would be great :/

    Iím just coming off of my anxiety med (again) and I donít know if this has something to do with it, too, but I just want it to stop and I want to get some reassurance so I can hopefully stop focusing so much on it. Iíve been so anxious and stressed over it for almost the last 2 weeks and my IBS has been acting up due to that.
    Last edited by Hockeygirl55; 09-02-20 at 20:56.

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    Also, Iíve been beating my back a little bit and it doesnít hurt when I do that. I feel it a little more in my side when I take a deep breath.

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    Anyone?? :( Iím so scared. Itís mainly my right lower back, on and off, but mostly on. Please someone :((

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    Re: Muscle vs kidney discomfort/pain

    Quote Originally Posted by Hockeygirl55 View Post
    Also, I’ve been beating my back a little bit and it doesn’t hurt when I do that. I feel it a little more in my side when I take a deep breath.
    Whoa! Don't do that. Sounds like you're trying to make the discomfort worse or something. And anxiety and IBS is a culprit of many discomforts like that, especially related to constipation. If you've not noticed any other changes in your urination, color, frequency of going, or not able to go, then you're probably jumping the gun on that. Instead I would focus on my anxiety and watch what I eat, if it was me.
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    Thanks for replying, PanickyGuy.
    Yeah, that sounded weird, didnít it? Oops haha. I had a kidney infection years ago, had no signs of it and went to the hospital after a panic attack (I didnít know what a panic attack was back then), thinking Iím dying, and they found it then. I just remember they were beating on my lower back asking if I had felt any pain and I didnít, so thatís why I did it. Lol!

    I havenít noticed any changes at all in my urination or the process. Iíve been peeing a bit more because Iím drinking TONS of water trying to flush anything out that may be in my system.

    Iím praying I wake up tomorrow morning feeling normal. I hate this. My anxiety is so awful right now. Makes me want to get back on my med but Iím trying to be stronger than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanickyGuy View Post
    Whoa! Don't do that. Sounds like you're trying to make the discomfort worse or something. And anxiety and IBS is a culprit of many discomforts like that, especially related to constipation. If you've not noticed any other changes in your urination, color, frequency of going, or not able to go, then you're probably jumping the gun on that. Instead I would focus on my anxiety and watch what I eat, if it was me.
    Like right now, I donít have any back pain now. Iím sure itíll come back though :( praying it is just IBS and being anxious/tense.

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    If itís kidney pain, wouldnít it be 24/7 and not give me any breaks like right now? :(

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    Stop focusing on it. Lower back pain is the single biggest medical complaint on the planet. You are catastrophising over nothing. Stop over analysing symptoms, just let them be.

    This is the same as assuming a headache is a brain tumour or chest pain is a heart attack.

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    Re: Muscle vs kidney discomfort/pain

    Quote Originally Posted by Hockeygirl55 View Post
    If it’s kidney pain, wouldn’t it be 24/7 and not give me any breaks like right now? :(
    Really, AnkietyJoe is right, Hockeygirl55. It really sounds like you are too fixated on this. I've been down this road myself many times, being oversensitive to all kinds of mild aches and pains, until I stopped focusing on it. So try and focus on some kind of activity or hobby to get your mind off of this.
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