Costochondritis or rib pain, anyone?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Mosey, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Mosey

    Mosey Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. Tink1o5

    Tink1o5 Mom of 3

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    I have rib pain but have not been diagnosed with anything... is that a serious condition??
     
  3. Mosey

    Mosey Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  4. juiceashnme

    juiceashnme Well-Known Member

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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. :)
     
  5. Mosey

    Mosey Well-Known Member

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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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