Pain In Ribs?
Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:34 PM
I was wondering if it was common to experience rib pain as a part of Diffuse Scleroderma? From what I have read, it doesn't seem to be that prevalent. I just started to have this pain, and its quite uncomfortable. By mid-day I have to get horizontal to rest my torso muscles.
I have asked my rheumatologist and he wasn't too worried about it. I did end up requesting some bloodwork to test for Polymysotisis...wait, I think that's spelled wrong but you probably know what I mean! I thought I would also throw it out to all you extremely helpful and knowledgable folks.
Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:21 AM
I have Dermatomyositis and limited Scleroderma. I too get the rib- mid body pain. I have to use a shower stool some days and a stool in my kitchen to wash dishes and cook. Some days just making my bed is more then enough for me to do!! I have found that an OTC med seems to work better for me then any med my Dr has given me. I have a few myositis sites that I can send you. If your interested just PM me and I will send them your way.
I will keep fingers crossed that you do not have PM/DM. Scleroderma is more then enough for one person to have!!
If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.
Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:38 AM
I have that rib pain a lot.....for me it often feels as if I am wearing a corset and just being squeezed too hard. And, when I have this pain it makes it difficult to take a deep breath. My rheumatologist has referred to it as chest wall rheumatism (simply meaning that my chest wall is inflamed) and costochondritis (I think I spelled that right)....and my understanding is that he is using those two words synonymously. It can be very uncomfortable, so I definitely feel for you. I haven't found anything that targets it specifically, and for me, as with all my symptoms, it comes and goes without any rhyme or reason.
Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:23 AM
I get my blood test results back today. Lets hope nothing new comes up!
Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:46 AM
Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:28 AM
I can't stand anything around my lungs. I had a bunch of those cute strappy tank tops with the shelf bra and I can't wear them any more because they're too constricting.
Patty, a stool to cook in the kitchen is a good idea. I make my husband help me make the bed. I get too tired making it by myself.
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 02 May 2007 - 07:40 AM