Pain on side of rib bones? Anyone?

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corky21
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   Posted 5/23/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I am noticing that when I press gently at the sides of my ribs on the left side I feel an intense pain. It doesn't hurt unless I press there. Is that a site for fibro? I also have pain when I press on my tricep muscles and the outside of my calfs, but only if i put pressure. Are those also considered areas for fibro?

I did have low vitamin D for probably a long time before it was tested and it took a y ear of supplementing to get me up to 70 which is good. Maybe it's from the long time of low D and will take longer to get better on this higher level?

Wotan
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   Posted 5/23/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Corky--Read my post...I just put up-! smilewinkgrin

corky21
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   Posted 5/23/2010 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I read it and it seems there are a few things there that cause problems. I'm wondering the same. I've never been diagnosed with it, one rheumatologist lightly pressed in the main areas, but I need a bit more pressure in other areas like I posted and I have the pain. I'm also in daily pain in my low back mostly sacrum and outside of legs/hips. I go to trigger therapist for acupuncture and acupressure massage. She worked with Janet Travel for awhile when she trained. She also wrote a good book on trigger points. It helps somewhat, but I still get pain in the low back hips and legs when I walk or stand or do housework for a short period of time. I think it's fibro, but as I said, I've not been to a doctor yet who will say so.

I also take thyroid and want to get higher in T3 doses as I believe in the link with fibro as Dr. Lowe suggests. However, my doctor who was willing to give me natural thyroid treatment is keeping me at 3 grains per latest labs. I think I can go higher in the T3 as my lab as a lower high range than other labs, so I feel it's more of how I feel. If I felt hyper, I'd back off some thyroid, but he won't agree.

Some things are better since I got up to 3 grains of natural thyroid. I can walk farther, and stand a bit longer, but it' still a problem. And, now this soreness in the rib area when I press it.

Did you get thyroid levels checked? Have you looked at the long list of hypo symptoms? If you did thyroid tests, I can guess for sure they didn't test Free T3 levels or Reverse T3 levels. Those are the ones that pinpoint a thyroid disorder along with symptoms. Conventional doctors today won't agree on sub clinical thyroid disorder at all, you need to have a really high TSH reading (which basically doesn't say what is really going on in the cells of the body) before they will even think of treating someone. I found that out the hard way and switched to integrative MDs.

I suppose the rib pain is just another fibro issue too. I have pain every where else in muscles when I press so, it's just getting added to the list.
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