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Old Sep 1st, 2009, 21:13 PM   1
Mosey
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Costochondritis or rib pain, anyone?


I have already been diagnosed with costochondritis, which is the inflammation of the cartilage between the sternum and the ribs. It comes and goes, usually if I have done some strenuous activity or something, but is is back now, and I'm attributing it to being 8 weeks along and bloated and stretching.

My best bet has always been cold packs, reclining and ibuprofen (which we can't take). So I'm thinking of trying acupuncture. I already see a chiropractor, but it isn't really helping.

Just wondering if anyone else has had flare ups, if this is a normal occurrence in pregnancy.

It really hurts, btw, and usually more at the end of the day. Right now it's just icing and reclining.



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Old Sep 2nd, 2009, 00:05 AM   2
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I have rib pain but have not been diagnosed with anything... is that a serious condition??



 
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Old Sep 2nd, 2009, 19:26 PM   3
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I wouldn't really call it a serious condition, I mean, it has no impact on your health-- it just hurts! That's it! I'm sitting here again, gals, with the old gel pack on my rib and reclined. Every night. But-- it's not really a BIG deal, ya know?



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Old Sep 2nd, 2009, 19:31 PM   4
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I don't have the problem you are having, but I do get acupuncture and I love it. (I get it for Restless Leg Syndrome.) I find it really works for me because I hate taking a bunch of meds.



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:37 AM   5
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Oh God, I get that, too. Only since pregnancy. It's so annoying. I guess I really need a good acupuncturist.



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