New symptom....New problem?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

nurse2
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 7/1/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Have any of you had a congested feeling under your ribs? Actually, I guess my "wierdness" is  right about the middle of my ribs on the left side. No pain, just a heaviness that I notice all of the time.
Nurse2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.
 
Find blessings in every day!
 


cured4real?
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1944
   Posted 7/1/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you feel pressure against your ribs? Im having it now from stress and something I ate. You might see you pc or gi. First they dida simple EKG to check the heart. Normal as they thought but they need to check.

My doc sent me to the gi who told me it was my stomach and gas in my stomach. He had me take maalox and changed me to a really lame diet, like brat or something for a while. It was very painful and I thought it was my liver,but looking at the diagram he showed me, it was clearly a totally bloated stomach in my case, being up high in the center of my ribs.

he also ordered an endoscopy and I ended up having angioectasia (bloody tiny blood vessels) in my duodenum. I don't know if it was from the steroids. They are a recent finding according to my doc, due to the new endoscopy machines and though they are mostly found in the elderly, they aren't sure what they mean or if they are causing any type of symptom.

I have the same problem on my bladder floor and it makes me have the symptoms of overactive bladder. I recently found out my deep veins aren't moving blood as well as they should and that is hereditary, not bad in my case, and there is nothing they can do but give me support hose. This might have something to do with the angioecstasia, maybe not. I also have angioecstasia on my face (spider veins) but they do not bleed.

This is my story. I hope it helps somehow. You are a nurse, so you know the chest pain drill. You are supposed to get it checked ASAP. I would try to nip it in the bud anyway in case its something unexpected that could get worse. And if they have to do other tests like in my case, it could take a while to get scheduled.

I believe the tiny vein bleeds must heal sometimes because I do have bouts of normal bladder function. I hope you feel better. My favorite upset belly home remedy is bicarb, but not everyone can take it. Ginger or mint tea helps alot too. I hope it is something not serious and that you can get into the doc about it and get some relief and a good dx.
Love, Marji
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids


nurse2
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 7/2/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   

I just had a stress test and echo in Dec. and everything is great. I have to have those tests every two years because I have atrial fib and I have such a nasty family history of heart disease. I have to have rotator cuff surgery July 22 nd. and in between there I have to have a mamo and see the rheumy. I live in a small town and I have to go at least 2 hrs. away for specialized care. Now today I don't have that heaviness at all. My body is so weird.  Thanks for your thoughts and I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Nurse2

 


Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.
 
Find blessings in every day!
 


coffeelover
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 186
   Posted 7/3/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm... interesting... I have the same problem from time to time ... I have always thought it was due to my asthma or a plueral rub? Usually worse at nighttime.
"There is a little naughty monkey in all of us!"
 
Mononucleosis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 1991, Depression,Endometriosis 1994,Costochondritis,Stage Two Dysplasia 1994,Asthma 1995,Tonsilitus 1999,Lupus Jan 2004,Migraines, Interstitial Cystitis  2005, GI Bleed/problems 2007.
 
Rx:Hydroxycloroquine (Plaquenil) 200mg 2x/day,Hydroxyzine HCL (Antihistamine) 25mg 1-2 pills at night,Albuterol Inhaler  taken as needed, Acidophilus tablets 1billion CFU, Cabergoline 1x/wk, Valtrex 1gm/daily, Vit D 2,000 IU daily, Calcium/magnesium supplement, Senna-Lax laxative daily.
 
 
 


nurse2
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 7/6/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
coffeelover,
My "pain" is more noticalbe in the evening. I don't know it it's because I'm tired and not using good posture or what. Now, today, I don't notice it at all. I have found a small hernia there that is probably form picking up my Mother. She has advanced Parkinson's disease and had a stroke before this horrible disease got ahold of her. I try not to pick her up without help now. I know that I'll have to tell my doc about this yet new ailment but I'm having rotator cuff surgery in a couple of weeks so I'll take care of that after the surgery.
Nurse2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.
 
Find blessings in every day!
 


nona43
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 7/9/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi my name is nona i have had this symtom you are describing i dont remember what the medical term is but it is the cartlidge that holds your ribs together it becomes inflammed in active lupus i have this alot and my rhumey tells me that is a sign that you have very active inflamation going on but please ask your doc to be sure but i know that it is very uncomfortable it actually keeps me home alot because i cant stand to wear a bra when it is really bad i hope this helps some and of course i hope you get some relief soon :-)  

      i have lupus rhumatoid arthritis lupus induced heart kidney and brain disease bulging and degenerative spine ,autoimmune hepatitis.                                                                                                                                                                                          


nurse2
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 7/10/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
nona43,
Thanks for the info. When I see my rheumy I will definately tell her about it. It has really bothered me today to the point that I spent the day on the couch.
Nurse2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.
 
Find blessings in every day!
 


okie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 2818
   Posted 7/11/2009 12:25 AM (GMT -7)   
There are several of us with angina. I have lung problems so I get a lot of that full feeling all the time. My lungs are largers than my rib cage. I try using a heating pad that at night and it does seem to help me relax. I get it mostly later in the day as well. I have a hiadil hernia. I thought it might be that along with becoming irritated by all the meds I take.

Good luck with Rotator cuff surgery, That will take some time to recover from.
hugs
carol
 CAROL
 systemic scleroderma.  stage 4 COPD, sleep apnea, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Detrol LA,spironal,Lisinaprol,furosemide,azithromiazin,plaquanil,pottassium,Citrocal,vicodin,percocet,tons of inhalers.
 
Bear ye one another's burdens
Galatians 6:2 KJV

 
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:32 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,736,164 posts in 301,356 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151449 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, iwanttocry.
253 Guest(s), 4 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
calvin1242, Sarebear89, getting by, Lynnwood


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer