Monday, April 25, 2011

Intense Pain in My Ribs

I’ve been MIA for a while again.  The pain has been a little more intense than usual which has resulted in me losing my job, an ER visit and countless nights and some days of crying and screaming because the pain is so bad.  It’s been a month and I don’t think it’s going to stop anytime soon.  I finally made a doctor’s appointment and of course with my luck he’s out of the clinic for the week so I have to wait till next Monday.  I think I’ll survive.  Whatever it is it hasn’t killed me yet. 

In the beginning I thought it might be Costochondritis, but now I’m not sure.  So this is what I’ve been going through:  The pain is on my right side.  It feels like it’s in the lower part of my ribcage, but it’s hard to tell because the pain is extreme and radiates all over including my chest and back.  I get extremely nauseated and I puke at least once with every episode.  These episodes last between 2-6 hours and vary in intensity.  Sometimes I can handle it and sometimes it makes me want to die.  Sometimes it kind of feels like heartburn, but not really.  The pain is burning, stabbing and throbbing all at the same time.  I’ve had it twice before.  The first time I had one episode that lasted about 2 hours.  The second time I had 3 episodes and they lasted about 3 hours each.  I went to the ER after the first episode of the second time and the doctor said it was most likely Costochondritis.  Now this time it has over-stayed its welcome by weeks and I’m ready to get rid of it.  It’s driving me absolutely insane.  I’m used to dealing with pain, but this is like getting ran over by a steam roller every night.

Opinions and advice will be greatly appreciated.  The one thing I’ve learned through all of this is that I can’t do it alone.  I hope everyone has a great night.  Be brilliant!

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