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upper right rib under breast

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  • Posted By: Millie P
  • February 7, 2007
  • 01:34 AM

It started 2 or more years ago. Pain all around my ribs. It would awaken me at 3 or 4 every morning. Presure on the ribs from laying on them was unbearable but upon rising the pain would subside. But recently it has gotten so bad I couldn't take a deep breath. X-ray and ultra-sound ruled out gall bladder and other things. I went to a health store and they gave me all natural anti-biotics and said, "We're going to hit this hard. Call in 5 days." In 2 days I was 50% better. In 5 days I was 95% better. Health store said, "I don't know what it was but it had to be an infection of some kind for these suppliments to be that affective." Now the pain is only on the right side under my breast and upper back right side. Friday night the pain was so bad I couldn't take a breath without crying out.
My Dr. is sending me to a surgeon on the 15th. He thinks it's my liver.:confused:

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  • You have classic signs of a rib that is "stuck" which means it is not moving correctly as you breathe. I have personally seen many of these cases (I am a doctor of chiropractic) and have seen them do well with a chiropractic adjustment specifically for the rib or ribs that are not moving correctly. They should move a bit when you breathe in and out. Call local chiropractors and ask if they adjust ribs, both in the front and in the back.And ask if they do it on a regualar basis, as some only do the spine. I feel any joint that moves - knees, feet, shoulders, ribs, need to move correctly.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 03:00 AM
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  • It's turning out to be a possible concensus that the pain is from "internal shingles". Do you know anything about them? I had shingles when I was 21 in the same area: right side, they went around my waist and up my back. On the Fed.Fd and Drug web site it says internal shingles can be fatel.:eek: I am 53 now.
    Millie P 1 Replies
    • February 23, 2007
    • 04:01 PM
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