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Severe pain in lower back, difficult to bend. Having Synthroid, Lithium, Depakote. Concerned about kidney?

I take Synthroid , Lithium and now Depakote and have recently had severe pain in both sides of lower back when waking. After I void, the pain subsides, but it is still difficult bending over until late in the morning, sometimes all day. I am concerned about my kidneys as I have been on Li for 30 yrs. I am taking a blood test in 5 days, is this too long to wait or should I see a Family Physician sooner or maybe go to ER.
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to us.
Since you are taking lithium for 30 years, the health problem you have is not likely to deteriorate in next 4-5 days. It is best to get yourself thoroughly investigated to find out the exact cause of the pain you are having.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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