Fingers in my ribs, knife in my back, ran over by a semi.

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Binki
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   Posted 6/2/2009 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
If ya can't tell by my subject line, I feel REALLY awful.  It started up sunday with the knife in my back that just wouldn't quit.  Then the feeling of the fingers in my ribs trying to pull them apart starts up. Uff da!  I have been taking my Ambein and I still woke up these last couple of days like I was ran over by a semi.  AaaaHHH!  I hate that feeling of being totally exhausted b/4 you even start your day.
 
So, I am at work and trying real hard not to fall apart like I did yesterday.  Yesterday I was crying every so often, couldn't handle the pain, but I knew I had to try and stick it out(which I did) because I do not have any sick time left and I used up all my vacation time until my anniversary date comes around (which is Sept.)  Today is a little better, but I can't stand sitting here, I WANT MY RECLINER!  Sorry, just fustrated, can't be comfortable at work ya know.
 
Yes, I am using my heating pad in my work chair and on my breaks when I can stretch out on the nasty couch in the lunch room. (eeww)  I have only been taking my Ultracet and resting as much as possible here at work.  I stretch off and on while I'm here at work and especially when I get up from my break, get my blood moving b/4 I start walking to my desk. 
 
Well I just wanted to whine a little, thanx for listening.
Lori  
 
Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis
 
300mg Gabapentin, 50mg Pristiq, Vitamin D3, Menopausal Support Multi-vitamin, Ultracet and/or Fentanyl patch as needed


donnaeil
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   Posted 6/2/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I usually have some costochondritis, which I think is what you are feeling. Recently I bit the bullet and purchased an ENELL Lite bra.It is a supposedly light sports bra that is hard work to get on when first wearing it. However, once it is on, I feel a lot less pain and barely any sweat.

Initially the bra is very snug. But, it is very supportive and the straps do not move or cut into your skin. I guess I will be spending $79.00 per bra from now on. Oh, I had to return the first size that was delivered, it seemed tiny. they immediately sent one in the size I could wear comfortably.

Other than that, sometimes 1300mg of Tylenol can help the pain. Swimming or water exercises relieve it also.

Donnaeil

Binki
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   Posted 6/2/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Donnaeil,

That bra sounds interesting, is it for big b**b girls? I would do (pay) for a good, supportive yet comfy strap bra. I am large in that area and the shoulder straps have to be let out quite a bit and the always leave indents on my shoulders. Needless to say just gettin' the ladies in there is tiresome. :-)
Lori  
 
Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis
 
300mg Gabapentin, 50mg Pristiq, Vitamin D3, Menopausal Support Multi-vitamin, Ultracet and/or Fentanyl patch as needed


donnaeil
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   Posted 6/2/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup the bra is for the doubles, triples and quadruples. Up to size 50 or so. lol.

Why do you think I am wearing it? Oh, I forgot to mention it is front closing. yipeee. I have to put mine on at the pool and I would always get the directions wrong with the back closers.

You can order them online. Actually, it is the sports bra that professional athletes wear and also, Oprah.

Donnaeil

tyno3
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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Binki: i am sorry you're not feeling well. We all can relate to the "days to be gotten through". I know sometimes I have to take it in pieces, ie. get through until break, get through untill lunch, get through untill break, eat something to keep blood sugar up, get through untill end of work day, then, as we women know, our óther job begins, when we get home. I always tried to keep meals ahead in freezer, like cook my heart out on a rainy day off, then, just heat up in oven, once home. Housework can wait till you feel better or until someone else does it, fat chance, eh. It won't go anywhere, it'll still be there, tomorrow or the next day or the next, until you feel up to it. Treat yourself as you would an injured friend. You can make it through to September, yes? Gentle hugs.

Marlee2
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   Posted 6/3/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry your having so much pain Binki, I can't imagine sitting in an office chair all day. Have you ever tried lidoderm patches??? They work well on rib pain and pain close to the surface. They are 4x6 pads that you stick on and it kinda numbs the area enough to help. You need a rx and you can only wear so many at a time and it's 12 hrs on and 12 hrs off. The first time I used them was for broken ribs but now I use them on my hands mostly. They might help enough to get you through the day.
 
luv and hugs
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lost in philly
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   Posted 6/3/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee--You can come over to my house and pick up the boxes and boxes of those patches I didnt use! smilewinkgrin Maybe I was trying to use them on the wrong kinda spot (rib pain sounds better) but they are collecting dust at my house! lol
lost in philly

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tyno3
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   Posted 6/3/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I personally am finding the Voltaren Rub, good when I hurt
all over. I carry it in my purse.

crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 6/3/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
donnaeil said...
I usually have some costochondritis, which I think is what you are feeling. Recently I bit the bullet and purchased an ENELL Lite bra.It is a supposedly light sports bra that is hard work to get on when first wearing it. However, once it is on, I feel a lot less pain and barely any sweat.
I'm not familiar with the ENELL "Lite" bra, but I love my regular ENELLs.  I wear a very large cup size shocked (can't buy bras in a store - nobody stocks the size shakehead .)  The ENELL is the only thing I can wear for several hours without pain.  They are pricey but I don't know what I would do without them. 

donnaeil
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   Posted 6/4/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I wear the bras because you suggested them on another post crazy. thank you.

Oh, i am considering buying g one to wear under my bathing suit. The cups in those bras are not enough. What do you think?

Donnaeil

myjoy
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   Posted 6/5/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope things get better for you, binki. Those tough times are hard to bare. I applaud you for your courage to keep working.
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miamiman2
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   Posted 6/5/2009 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear about your pain.  I often got the same feeling in my back and ribs.  I started Savella 2 weeks ago and I have been getting substantial relief.  I didn't even take a sleeping pill last night.  Side affects have been flushing and sweating.  I wouldn't say I don't have any pain but it is decreased and I am generally more alert.

Marlee2
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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Lost in Philly, they don't work on deep pain. I wish they would cause I would put one on each shoulder at night.
 
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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Glamorise also makes front closing bras for big girls :)
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