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Rib Pain

Postby Twotone » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:37 pm

I have recently begun to experience really severe rib pain right down both sides, it is driving me to distraction, I work as a nurse and its becoming nigh impossible to carry out my duties, because of the fibromyalgia I only work 25 hrs a week but as I say that is beginning to be too much for me and the bills need to be paid, I've tried applying for benefits but was turned down, sorry for going on a bit but it helps sometimes. So if anyone has experienced this pain let me know. Thanks. Tony XX.
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Re: Rib Pain

Postby fletch » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:03 pm

I get this pain Tony regularly and it literally decks me I cant even stand at the sink because the pain just gets worse and worse

I have not found anything that helps when I have this pain sorry
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Re: Rib Pain

Postby Denbev » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:09 pm

i thought i was on my own with having pain just under my ribs,but dont like going docs in case they think im a hypochondriac, but very uncomfortable +like u i cant afford not to work as cannot claim any benefits!! dont know how some people claim for years,sometimes i think we're the fools for trying to do the decent thing+work all our lives+keep pushing ourselves!! :-x :-x
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Re: Rib Pain

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:34 pm

There is an often~associated condition of FM, Costchondritis, that causes pain in and around the rib area. It's due to the cartlege in and around the rib cage becoming inflamed. To see if costo is the reason for what you're experiencing, a trip to the GP will be necessary. If costo is responsible, it tends to be managed/treated with anti~inflammatory meds.


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Re: Rib Pain

Postby lilissa1 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:52 pm

I was told 9 years ago I had costachondritis and its a bi**h then 3 months ago I was told I had fybromyalgia and was takig off my anti inflammatory meds and put on pain meds
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Re: Rib Pain

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Re: Rib Pain

Postby fibrofogger » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:01 am

I have had this excruciating pain for the last 12 years, I first noticed it after the birth of my daughter. The more I exerted myself the more severe it got. After having an ultrasound I was advised of having small Gallstones, which came as no surprise as I already had High Cholesterol & was taking (Atorvastatin) I then started to suffer with Esophagitis (When the food sticks in your throat when you swallow it) After taking (Omeprazole) It did ease the pain but it would flare up again once I did too much.

I am also an IBS sufferer & I take (Buscopan) for my intestinal spasms, It was only when I saw a new doctor & she tested me for Helicobacter Pylori (A bacterium that causes chronic inflammation of the inner lining of the stomach) I had to take 2 courses of antibiotics & again the (Omeprazole) I then saw my symptoms become more manageable. I still have the stabbing pain in my neck & shoulder blades but we think this is fibro related, You would have thought that the (Tramadol & Gabapentin) may have helped but sadly not.

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Re: Rib Pain

Postby nikkinoo » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:56 am

I also get this pain, and it is horrible.

I went to the doctors and was told it is the cartilage that's inflamed, I wasn't given anything for it and that was the end of it...
I get it often and can actually feel the ribs that are inflamed, its like a lump that's sore to touch, not nice.
I have to be careful when it comes to anti-inflams as I have chronic kidney disease with limited function.

I have found a warm but light compress helps a little.

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Re: Rib Pain

Postby Kyomii » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:21 pm

What benefits have you applied for? As you are working, you will be limited to working tax credit benefits.

If you mean you have applied for DLA/PIP - this can be difficult to get.

ESA is really an out of work benefit, you will be refused this if you are working 25 hrs a week. While some can do "permitted work" while on ESA, your work has to be less than 16 hours a week.

If you get to the stage where you cannot work, then you can claim benefits you may have been refused while working.
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Re: Rib Pain

Postby LizzyMac » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:25 am

I get very bad rib pain, much much more on the left side than the right, although I've had it in both. Sometimes it's so bad I can't even lay on my side. Ugh... sorry you're going through that!
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