Thank you Babs, I have had to take pain pills (mon & tues) after I got home from work just to help with the rib / chest pain. I've never had pain like this, it wraps from front to back. I am off today and haven't done much but getting ready to run some errands and if it starts hurting again I'm calling my rheumy.
Stacie I'm sorry that you're in so much pain....oddly enough, I'm going through something similar right now. My RUQ pain has moved up into the right side of my rib cage and I'm having sharp pains when I breathe. This can be a sign of pleurisy.....I've had it before. I'm going to call my PCP or go to Urgent Care if it continues.
I'm glad that you plan to call your rheumy if you have any more pain!
Sending prayers and ((((((hugs)))))),