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Old 07-20-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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Well this is something new

Well my children being so wonderful about sharing decided to give me the cold they both had last week. As miserable as the cold is making me feel, I have started getting muscle spasms anytime I cough in my back and ribs (major ouch) I took a hydrocodone this morning for the pain (and its helping with the cough) I cannot take any muscle relaxers at this time, I am the only parent home with 2 small children and although I have been on them for 2 years they still knock me out. I've slathered myself with bengay and am wrapped in 2 heating pads at the moment. I am desperate for any other suggestions that anyone has. I also used my foam roller on my back but it doesn't do anything for the rib pain.

 
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Re: Well this is something new

My husband frequently manages to injure his ribs or intercostal muscles. (I don't know why, he just does. Maybe it's because he's skinny.) Once he actually cracked a rib from coughing.

He found that turning to the side in a particular way allowed him to cough without pain. I think it was looking over his shoulder towards the painful side.

 
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