Hi Patty, You need to get it checked out. Pred. can indeed cause you to break bones even rolling over in bed if you have oteoporosis. I broke two ribs in my 8th rib in the left side of my back. OUCH I couldn't even breath. or sneeze or cough or even when I got out of bed I had to roll over on my belly and scoot to the side until my toes would touch the ground. The doctor did take her hands and put one hand on one side and one on the other and push my ribs together. Every one in town must of heard me scream. Sadly there isn't much they can do for them. Some of them put a ace bandage thing around them and some don't. You need to get it checked out either way. You could puncture a lung or somthing with a rib or if it's somthing else they can help you out.
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Hi Patty, glad to hear you're feeling better but if you don't have a doctor appt set up soon I would still suggest you try to see somone. Is it still hot and swollen?
Hi Patty, how are you feeling today? I hope it settles down soon and gives you some relief from the pain. Have you made an appointment yet to see the Dr?