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Old 04-30-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
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Anyone know what this is?

I've been having a pain on my left side - mostly up under my ribs. Sometimes it feels like someone stuffed their fist under my ribs or I have a baloon under there. Other times, it just hurts and my ribs are very tender to touch. Mostly on left sid.
I've been to the Dr and she said she thought it was costochondritis. I started going to a new chiropractor and he had me going there 2 or 3 times a week and said it was a pinched nerve and he could fix it. Well, I got worse and I quit going because I figured after all that time (about 15-16 treatments) if he couldn't help me, he wasn't going to. Now I hurt all the time and I've been depressed because I can't do the things I want to do.
It hurts to lay down and any pressure on my ribs makes it hurt more. After I eat, sometimes it's worse, like maybe when my stomach if full - that it presses on a nerve? I don't know, just guessing. It hurts to sit too. My whole left sides hurts sometimes - even up into my shoulder.
I've never been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but wonder if I have it. My sister does and I have a lot of the symptoms. Is this pain one of them?
My husband and I are going on vacation in 2 weeks and I would really like to enjoy it. Anyone have any suggestions for relief?
One other thing, I've had this before and it seemed to go away, or ease up, but after going to the chiropractor, it got worse again. Kinda like all the cracking was irritating it. Does that sound like costochondritis?
Sorry this is so long. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you

(one other thing - a year ago, after a colonostopy, I was told I have diverticulosis, would that hurt up into my ribs? I didn't think it would but just wondered)

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Old 05-01-2005, 05:17 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone know what this is?

If you rpain is persistant in one area like this, then it's not Fibromyalgia. Diverticulosis can cause all sorts of discomfort in the abdominal and stomach area but it would not radiate up under only your left ribcage like that. Why don't you have a chest x-ray done? You (or the chiropractor) may have cracked or fractured a rib. You definitely need to get this checked out. It might feel better to have your chest wrapped for support.

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