A Mystery Pain

While out with Ollie yesterday, I started to get a pain in my back. It didn’t feel like conventional ‘backache’, but was no less unpleasant. By the time I got home, I was feeling rather unwell with it, and couldn’t get comfortable. So I took some Brufen, and laid on the bed for a while.

I managed to prepare dinner for when Julie got home from work at 6:30 pm, but I didn’t enjoy it, as the pain hadn’t shifted at all. Before 8pm, still daylight here, I had to take more tablets, and go back to bed.

The pain woke me up after midnight, and Julie found me some much stronger tablets, Naproxen. After taking two of those, I went back to bed and managed to get back off to sleep. I didn’t wake up this morning until 9:20. I had slept for almost twelve hours, and the pain had gone.

Though it left behind that ‘pain memory’, a niggling feeling around the same area where the problem had been. I have no idea what caused it, but I really hope it doesn’t come back.

62 thoughts on “A Mystery Pain

  1. Alright you’ve got me at “Mystery Pain”. Pete, just before the pain began on your walk with Ollie, what were you thinking about? Were you thinking about how nice the walk with ollie was? or When will everyone return to normal, whatever normal actually is? Perhaps, the mystery was a inner body stress event. Or, a slight , ever so slight twist of a foot causing the back to angle just right in the wrong direction.. It is a mystery , indeed….

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    1. Thanks, Laura. I think the biggest mystery is that it made me feel so ill for one night, and I woke up the next day and it was gone. I just hope it never comes back.
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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  2. Always a bit concerning when it’s not the “usual” thing…your body keeps tossing y some curveballs (baseball expression), hope it was something you may never know the cause but it’s gone so that’s ok!

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  3. This all sounds a little too familiar, Pete. Mystery pains! When I break down, I want to be able to say I’m hurting because I climbed in the Himalayas or ran a marathon. Pulling a muscle while rolling over in bed doesn’t garner much sympathy.🤣

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    1. It didn’t feel like conventional backache, more like something deeper inside. It was worrying, but it seems to have disappeared today. Fingers crossed!
      Thanks, Robbie.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. It could be your gall bladder Pete. An inflamed gall bladder can cause back pain and be temporarily improved with anti inflammatories. I’m sure you’re keeping an eye on it.

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  5. It could be your gall bladder Pete. An inflamed gall bladder can cause back pain and be temporarily improved with anti inflammatories. I’m sure you’re keeping an eye on it.

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    1. Could well be that, Keith. That or some sort of kidney issue. It’s okay today, but if it comes back, I will get it checked out.
      Hope you’re well mate.
      Pete. x

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  6. Hope it was just a trapped nerve. We are all so reluctant to go to the doctor at present. I have pain in my shoulders whenever I go out walking, even if I’m not carrying anything. I put that down to old age. My head feels too heavy for my neck. Of course it could be tension and it was suggested I should have massage. I’m not sure about that.
    Best Wishes, Julie.

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    1. It felt different to a trapped nerve. But like you, I’m getting older, so it could be anything.
      I reckon a neck massge would do no harm, and might be worth trying, Julie.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  7. Pains like that are dreadful and leave you with the memory of it and for a while constantly on the alert for it coming back. Here’s hoping it was a one off Pete

    Angie

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  8. I have found the older I get those ‘mystery pins’ get more frequent…..I understand the pain in the broken leg and the loss of toes….but others pop up without warning…..chuq

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  9. Glad that you are better, Pete. I have gone through severe back pain this Jan. It went on for one and half months and still scares me… So, I understand why you can’t get it out of your mind. Check for any residual swelling in the area and avoid any heavy lifting and bending for a few days.

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  10. I second that, Pete: I wouldn’t ignore it if you experience it again. I’m no expert, but I wonder if it could be an indication of kidney trouble, which can lead to all sorts of complications: a very good friend only narrowly escaped death recently from a kidney infection which brought on pneumonia, so he was very lucky. Better safe than sorry! Cheers, Jon.

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