I've was diagnosed with APS about 8-9 years ago,I'm not bad enough to need Warfarin so instead I take a daily dose of Steroids, Aspirin, blood pressure meds etc.. For a while now I've been getting these really severe pains in my lower back, I've always atributed them to my years as a truck driver and lugging heavy stuff around. Lately however the've gotten a lot more frequent, they've gone from maybe one a week to two or three a day. I get them in the region of my kidneys (either side, never both at once). The pain comes on slowly but usually builds to a pain that's so severe it leaves me in tears, the odd thing is if I lie on my back on the floor and get in just the right position it litteray just switches off. My doctor has prescribed me some meds to try but after reading the long list of shocking side effects I'm not sure if I should take them, also he didnt actually explain to me what these pains actually are.
Secondly, in a bid to try and control my blood pressure my doctor has put me on Atenolol, I was ok on it at first with a 50 mg dose but he's now upped the dose to 100mg and I now feel constantly tired. I'm in my final year of a degree so I'm mega busy and with all these problems cropping up it's making me wonder if I'm well enough to continue with it this year.