Hi so I have a lot of health problems, but one of them is that, sometimes, when I sneeze(or cough), I have stabbing back pain. The pain is so bad and so sudden that I stop breathing for one second. Today, it happened again, but it was so much worse than usual. The same thing happened : I got horrible stabbing pain and I stopped breathing for one second, but after that, I had difficulties breathing for a while and the pain was there for 3 hours(and it's still a little bit there) and the pain spread to my neck and my shoulder 😔
I search a little bit and I found that with a powerful sneeze like that can cause something like a slipped disc, hernia, etc... When I told my mom, she was like " oh? Uhuh..." and she continued to watch the TV... 🙄
Do you have any ideas what could cause this? Do any of you experienced something like this?
It’s difficult even for parents sometimes how it’s like to be in the severity of pain you are in. I can imagine the situation please don’t get disheartened by this Alala you should get your doctor consultation for your pain and then discuss with us the possibilities and outcomes of your treatment and diagnosis . It is very difficult for anyone to find out the cause of your pain without seeing you in person. I hope you understand this and will find a manageable cause of your pain with appropriate treatment.
Only mri will show answers but when I get the pain jolt from a sneeze: I’m worn down, my l4/l5 is fully herniated n compressing the traversing l4 nerve root and I have facet hypertrophy from l4/l5-s1, l5/s1 disc bulge w-o nerve compression... my low back was tired n I had received 6 bi lateral facet injections so I felt it was disc material hitting a nerve
I went to the doctor yesterday and gave him a written list of my symptoms(bc i suck at expressing myself and I can never remembee more than 20% of them) and he looked at the document for 2 seconds then was like "can't do anything lol" and then told me that I could have had depression for 7 years and not be dead (aka I didn't kill myself yet) then tried to say every symptoms that I had(3 pages of them) was bc of my anxiety. I almost cried right there and I did cry later in my bedroom... i'm tired 😔
Do not let yourself driven by emotions and think what your insight has a say about those diagnosis and read about their criteria of diagnosis and correlate yourself with it you might be surprised with how different it is to be with subtle findings that are not appreciable by normal people around you. The right guide to read about those things is DSM 5 manual or Uptodate. Found yourself safe of not having diagnosis like me and others who are with pain everyday that also brings depression at times and I accept myself of what I am having and what i feel. That balance has to be kept even to keep your sanity in place. And never use abusive words for anyone and always think why they have such opinion and found your better self by working on it and prove to this world that how great person you are by your virtues Alala. Work on things you have been told if it doesn’t work follow up again and again eventually you will get better with this.
I think i didn't explain myself well. Im SUPER happy about the diagnosis I got from my PSYCHIATRIST. My family doctor on the other hand did fucking nothing about my physical health problems, ignored them even, and told me I couldn't have had depression for so long, because if i really had, i would be dead by now(aka i would have killed myself) so yes, fuck my family doctor and i can't wait to find a new one :) and i'm sorry, but i can't find anything abusive in what i said. Sure it's vulgar and i would never say this to anyone, but nothing in this situation is my fault and i have every right to be angry and express my anger against him.