Friday, January 13, 2012

Kidney Infection. False Alarm.

So last night was interesting to say the least. If you remember, a few days ago I mentioned that I had been having some really odd symptoms that were resulting in panic attacks. Things have really not being going too bad for me up until last night though. I woke up around midnight with the following symptoms:

*Heart Racing


*Pain on both sides of mid-Back

*Dry Mouth


*Stomach Pain

So of course I do the one thing I shouldn't do and that is Google it! I stuck in my symptoms and low and behold, every article that popped up indicated that I was suffering from a Kidney Infection. I was up for several hours and because we finally got snow last night, the kids had a 2 hour delay for school but as soon as they got on the bus, I made hubby take me back to the ER to get checked out. Imagine my surprise when 30 minutes later, they tell me that my urine test came back completely clear and that my kidneys were just fine. WHAT?!?!?!  I would have bet a million dollars that I was finally going to get a diagnosis and I am so confused as to what is going on with my body! I know something isn't right and it is so frustrating!!!!  Have you ever been through anything like this? I am trying to make sense of it without stressing but I am a firm believer in the fact that we know our own bodies and we know when something isn't right and it's so hard when even the Doctors can't figure out what it is........or they won't take the time. So I guess that's one more thing ruled out and the hunt for an answer continues. Yipeeeeeeee!


  1. Keep after your doctors. Keep going back and ask what other tests they can do. Tell them what you just said in your post, that you know your body and you know something is not right. Hope you get some answers soon!

  2. How frustrating and scarey.I have never been through this myself but You definitely know your own body and know something isn't right. I hope you find something out soon and it ends up being nothing major and easily treatable. Wishing you well!

  3. Sara,

    I might have missed that you already went to your Family Doctor, but if you haven't, schedule an appointment right away. The ER is there to put out fires (as an analogy). They can't follow your symptoms once you walk out the door; you may have a disease process that hasn't manifested fully to where they can diagnose it quickly. Even if it turns out to be nothing your mind at ease will be worth the trip. You need a physician who can follow you, it may take a few trips to sort out what is going on. Keeping you in my prayers.


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