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Ribs Feel Like Being Crushed?

Ribs Feel Like Being Crushed?

Hi has anyone experienced ribs feeling like they are being crushed? I often get pain & bruising between my ribs but havent had this crushimg feeling before, thanks

about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Costochondritis is common with us that have Fibro. I have a couple of ribs that tend to pop out of joint as my Chiro would adjust my spine. I still have that poplem from time to time. Costochondritis can also feel like you're having a heart attack.

about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

It sounds like Cosco chondritis. It's an inflammation of the ribcage area. Very painful. It took me 2 er visits feeling like I was having a heart attack before they diagnosed me. But its always better to be safe than sorry. Get it checked out so you know for sure. Good luck. Hugs

about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yup the same it is like someone beat me with a baseball bat all over and the pain in the chest is intense

about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I also have crushing feeling of the rib cage, along with sharp pain on and off (I am talking about 4 years stretch), mostly on the right side under front rib cage radiating to the back sometimes. Honestly the crushing is probably the worst because it lasts for a good while and I feel my rib cage just going to collapse inside me, not holding me. For me standing is very difficult during these times because I feel I cannot hold myself upright at all, even sitting is hard, laying down and warm bath help, along with sleep. I think the muscles between ribs just get exhausted, or at least they feel like that. The crushing episodes lasts usually about 2-3 days, rib pain pretty much constant, left side also started to hurt lately, the crushing feeling thankfully does not come too often. I would have to go on disability if it would last.

about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

oh yes! Sometimes it feels as though someone is poking me all over my ribs. It is nerve pain. I noticed it happens if I wear a bra too long. I try to wear a comfortable sports bra if I must ear a bra. Fibromyalgia is a weird animal. The symptoms are so diverse because it is related to neurotransmitters that affect so many different area of the body. Like serotonin, it helps control sleep, endorphins (for pain control and comfort) and mood. I find the only thing I can do when I get an all of a sudden attack of pain like you are describing is to close my eyes and deep breath till the edge comes off. Hope you feel better soon. May God be with you and be your Comforter.

Gentle hugs from Penny

about 4 years ago

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