Posted 3/20/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)
Hi everyone. I am hoping someone can help me out with a weird "symptom" if you will...
My pain has been out of control since early last evening. I was only able to get a grand total of 20 minutes of sleep last night b/c the pain kept me up. I kept continuously taking pain meds as often as I am permitted and also took some flexeril, but to no avail. Anyhow, finally I gave up trying and just got up and got myself ready for work. Took it easy at the office and kept up with the continuous doses of meds (oxycontin ER and percocet for breakthrough) as often as permitted, but I am still in a lot of pain. Not ER worthy level 10 pain thankfully, but definitely a strong 8-9 on their little scale.
Anyhow, this afternoon I developed a strange new issue with my side. It doesn't hurt - the pain is all in the back, but it is definitely uncomfortable! I am not sure how to describe it... It feels like my ribs on the right side have sort of collapsed or folded over on top of each other.... Like I want to constantly lean to the left at the waist and lift up my right shoulder to expand the rib cage to where it feels normal again.
Does that sound familiar to anyone? Any ideas what I've done to myself now??? This is the weirdest feeling... I am hoping it will go away if I can finally get back my pain back down to my usual 6-7 range so at least I can sleep a little. I have some anti-nausea medicine that usually knocks me out (which is a feat, b/c nothing else does!) so I'm thinking I'll take some even though my stomach isn't too bad tonight. It's supposed to have some pain-killer in it too, so maybe it will be the extra boost I need to rein things in.
If anyone has ever had something like this, I would really be interested to hear what you think. Thank you so much.