Yea i think mine is definetaly coming back. COld weather got here again late last night and this morning i woke up to the same familiar pain. I put a warm pack on this morning, but i cant take anything like aleve or motrin, i tend to swell up. Just have to wait it thru i guess unless i try to get one of those injections, but my internist didnt mention any injections few weeks ago when i went in with a flareup. She just said it was due to the fibro and that it was costo. This type of pain tho wears me out more than the other fibro everyday pain. Cause this one inteferes with my breathing and moving more so than the regular pain.
Oh and i KNOW about online friendships. Ive got friends i met online back in 95 and still talk to some of them on a daily basis. Have had vacations and spent holidays with some of them. Have celebrated births and comforted each other during sad times. I chat back and forth with my good friend who was 25 or 26 at the time we met. Hes now 34 and im 50 and we're the best of buds. Hes planning on taking my hubby and i hunting as soon as we can make a winter trip up there to maryland. Hubby and i took him to visit san antonio when he came down to visit us and spent a week with us. Then we took him to austin to spend some time with my son and his girlfriend who took all of us all over austin and showed us a good time. So yes, you can meet very good friends on here. Hoping everyone is having a pain free day.
I don't know if I have fibromyalgia (I believe I do and my Mom thinks so too but haven't been officially diagnosed) but I have had the left rib area under my left arm hurting horribly off and on for about 4 1/2 years. Is that typical? It's been x-rayed and nothing odd ever shows up. It makes you so frustrated to not be taken seriously.
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Thats my sons name, he's close to your age, hes 28 yrs old. Ultram made you hallucinate? that is so weird. Did you ask about any other pain med to try? Heck motrin can eat your stomach away and you'll end up with two problems instead of one.
When my doc checked my chest she said point to where it hurts the most, uhm OK the whole chest??? then i noticed that yea the whole chest did hurt, but there were certain tender/trigger (cant tell the difference) points that tended to hurt a lot more when pressed than other areas in the chest even tho the whole chest and around to the back hurt. SHe then said it was due to the fibro. The chest has stopped hurting, but ive noticed that if i press on those areas where the tender/trigger points were at, it still hurts. Theyre just not as inflammed as they were back when the whole chest was hurting.
I take my meds daily for the fibro and yes even tho like you said, it just masks, but doesnt solve the problem, i feel tho that they do allow one to at least have some relief even if it is temporary. Please go and try to see if they give you something else. YOu might just be allergic to the ultram. I cant take anything with codiene like tylenol 3 or 4 cause i'll hallucinate. But i can take other pain meds without the side affects. I can take hydrocodone, which im not sure if it contains codiene or not, but that wont make me hallucinate like T-3 or T4.
for the last 3 months ive had chest/rib pain and its driving me crazy doctors can't find out the cause ive have 2 chest x-rays 6 ecgs blood tests and stomach test still no answers my doctors have now gave me anti-depressents tho im only depressed because of all this,im now seeing a chiropractor who says it because of ligament damage in my pelvis and now my ribcage has locked up i also get sharp pains at times under and around my left breast which he says is a trapped nerve dont kno if i believe this but i'll try anything at this point.
i have chest discomfort(not really pain)24/7 and a tightness which feels like im wearing a corset, its better first thing on a morning and gets worse as the day goes on and sharp pains mostly under and around my left breast at times(not all the time)ive been so worried over all this because nobody could give me answers ive thought it maybe could be Costochondritis but pain killers do little to help im at my wits end and dreading xmas because of this
I have had costo for about 2 weeks - I got it from being sick. No pain medications were working to help relieve it. I tried extrea strength, tylenol, aspirin, ibruprofen, and a perscription pain reliever left over from a surgery 3 months ago. I finally went to the Dr and she gave me a perscription anti-inflammatory and that has really helped.
I'm sorry everyone hurts, but I am glad to know it isn't just all in my head All the cooking and holding of the new grandbaby this past week end has really made my pain go into overdrive. Nothing is helping at this point. Heating pad usually helps somewhat--at least I can get to sleep at night (can't really STAY asleep very long, but...) I just have done too much over the weekend. About the wrap and "corset" type thing--I can't even wear my bra when this is going on!! It feels like I can't breathe.
Question... does anyone have costo but it does not hurt when taking a breath? I have tremendous pain right in the center of my chest, hurts to press on it, and my ribs and shoulder also hurt, however taking a deep breathe does not agrivate the problem. I've tried asprin, tylenol and naprosin, yet nothing seems to help.
The first time I had costalchondritis I was terrified- it hurt so much! Now it comes and goes and isn't just limited to where my ribs meet my sternum. My ribs get very tender everywhere...to touch them sometimes makes me want to scream! It comes and goes but it is horribly uncomfortable. It doesn't hurt when I take a deep breath, primarily when I touch it... Otherwise it will "trigger" and "strike me" with a couple of pains and then I just feel yucky. It hurts a lot under my armpits! Aren't we a lucky bunch!
That is exactly how I feel to terrified!! Of course the first thing you think is "Heart"... if it wasn't for the fact that it hurts to touch, I think I'd be more of a basket case than I am!! Also I was wondering, do others feel this pain in their back along the spine area?
Thank you all so much for the replies, it is greatly appreciated...right now that is what is keeping me level headed about the pain!
OK here we go with my story--new to this board:
The pain is in my back ribs under my shoulderblades, and also under my left armpit to the point that my left outside two fingers go numb. It wakes me up in the nite, and I never change positions (lie on side) until my body starts trembling and I wake up to turn over. I'd like to know of glucosamine and/or chondritin or anything else--yoga?--works! Thanks, T
I've had Costo aswell. I actually had it quite awhile before I was diagnosed with fibro. I comes back every now and then and I too use alot of heat and antifammitories.
I get the really sharp pain under my left breast, hurts bad when I breathe in. Anyway,this one time I had a regular chiropractor appt. booked and when I told her the left side of my chest has these sharp pains. She said "oh I'll bet you have a rib out of place" she cracked that area. Which hurt like stink but the sharp pain went away. So now everytime I get that particular pain I go to the chiropractor and 9 out of 10 times it helps.
I'm not sure if this is in fact costo when the sharp pains come but I thought I'd post this and see if helps anyone.
This is my first post. I am 29 and was diagnosed with Fobro about two years ago. I think I had it for a lot longer, I self diagnosed, dr's didn't know what to make of me. I have been in three car accidents.
I got costro. about 6 or so months ago. the first attack was nothing compared to the last one. It has been four months now and I am thinking of doing the steroid trigger shots.
I read that not wearing underwire can significantly if not completely get rid of the symptoms. So I bought the new IPEX bra.
My dr. prescroibed Lidoderm patches, 3 at a time, this was four months ago, I am still trying to get my insurance to cover it.
It is a nasty thing, totally ruining my life. It is hard to play happy all the time, esp. when people expect you to be the same as you were before all this. But that is all that I can do, just try not to think about it too much and breathe very shallow.
Reiki has helped and not much else.
My Dr. told me i had costo about a year ago. I'm miserable most times. I have no insurance so sometimes I think in order to not cost me any more money he just diagnosed me with what he thought I had. It feels more like I have a tumor or something growing inside of me and pushing itself out of my back. My back just kills me, and if i have to take a deep breath it is terrible, not to mention if i have to sneeze I just about pass out it hurts so bad. I really dont know what to do. The reason I wonder if it is really costo is because my chest and ribs don't really hurt that much. It's mostly my back. I did go to a chiropractor about 6 times and he told me my ribs were twisted and he did some adjustments and told me that I would feel much better. Well all I felt after leaving his office was that someone had just broke my neck, lol. So anyway, what would any of you suggest I do next? Should I go to another Dr. .....are there any test that they can do? At this point I dont care how much I have to pay to find out what is wrong with me. Also about 3 mths ago my knee started swelling for some unknown reason and I went to the Dr. and she said it was arthritis, just by lookin at it. and so after taking seems like 100's of anti inflamitories i'm still sitting back on the heating pad for my back and got my leg propped up with a polar pack, darn y'all I need help!!
I am new today to the board and have been reading like crazy. I have found a lot of helpful tips but when I hit this subject I was floored! I thought that I was the only one with this particular problem. I didn't even know there was a name for the terrible pain at the bottom of the ribs or that it was FM related. Mine seems to come in waves. It will come and stay off and on for about a month and then will not come back for a couple of months. I have been to the Doctor about this several times but he has never been able to give me an answer or put a name to it. I too thought I was having a heart attack because it spreads up into the chest.