I've had pain in my left side since early July, and my doctors initially thought it might be related to my pre-existing kidney disease, ADPKD, but they've given me scans and physical checks and they said that my kidney cysts shouldn't be putting any pressure on my back. So effectively, while I'm happy that my ADPKD isn't getting worse than expected, it means that there's no explanation at the moment for why the hell my side hurts and why things feel so difficult. I can't eat properly, and I get nauseous and anxious easily, and I have to take things slowly and take breaks when I get more acute pain.
A similar thing happened 2 years ago, where I was ill, couldn't eat, and had bad pain in the same side of my body for nearly 7 months straight. It was what led me to the initial diagnosis of ADPKD in the first place, but the pain went away of its own accord and I've no idea how or why. But it's worrying that it seems to have come back in full force and I don't want to get as bad as I was 2 years ago (I lost 20kg in a flash and it was terrible)
Do you have any advice for pushing for further investigations? Or going about getting pain management? I really don't want this to get in the way of me living my life and doing my work. The less I know about what's going on with me, the more anxious I am.