Anyone have pain under left rib?

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I have trouble sleeping but tonight I would have had an early night, but I get this annoying pain under my left rib.  I am sensitive around the chest anyway, but this feels like I've a lego brick lodged under the lower rib. I have fatigue and weakness and stabbing pains which get me down, but this is driving me nuts!  Does anyone else get this annoying pain?

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    is it a site of an old injury ,i have terriable pain around my rib cage which is a site of an old injury , if not its just inflamation i have a simuliar pain  in my feet that i describe as standing on lego bricks in bare feet . sorry cant be more help
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      I cant remember having an injury there, my whole chest area feels kind of crushed and tight.  I also have pains in my feet in fact I think its only my hair that doesnt hurt at the moment!  Thanks for your reply
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    I'm constantly having chest pain and tightening in the chest. My first experience I was at A&E and was told it was a muscle strain but ay the time I didn't tell them I had fibro. I get it all the time now it's reall a pain the ar....chest.
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      I dont blame you for not mentioning fibro. otherwise they put everything down to that.  Its good to rule out other illness's but not good to accept yet another symptom of fibro. I have so many weird symptoms I dont really tell anyone in case they think Im making it up.  I did tell someone the other day as I was fogged out and couldnt find my words, i also had a trembling hand.  I was sure she thought I was a little drunk so now i am paranoid about that now!  Ive become a recluse really.
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      It seems now everyday I'm having new pain and finding that it's ALSO a symptom of fibro. Luckily my family understand to a certain extent. I find it helps to join a group on Facebook and share post to my page to keep people updated. Also to give them a quick reminder. Don't feel recluse be yourself as much as possible. I'm finding it hard to adopt to a new way of life. Exercise and trying to stop myself from doing tasks such as lifting and moving furniture. It really takes its toll on me but it's got to be done. I. Sure you will find something g that will help ease you mind. 
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      yes to right mention you have fibro they either roll there eyes and just put it down to the fibro, i know that tight bruised feeling like i said for me its at a

      s ight of an old injury. with you its probley just inflamation caused by the fibro, i know you get bloody sick of hereing that word,

      i thught i was going mad with althe symptoms i had before diognoses which by the way i practley did myself,

      try colloidal gold as a supplement helps me a lot , il give your interested in this let me no i will send you info , 

      by the way have you tried a cooling gel rubbed in around your ribs i find that helps as well iv got some on this morning because it feels like iv got a steel band round my chest this morning

       

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    Teddy, some years ago, well before I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I started to experience what I called my bubble. A feeling of something lodged at the base of my left ribcage. It was a sensation that used to come and go at will. I still experience it. At the time, I'd been diagnosed as having irritable bowel syndrome. My doctor referred me to a gastroenterologist who gave me a colonoscopy and gastroscopy and the verdict was splenic flexure syndrome. Yet another damn syndrome that's another way of a doctor saying I've absolutely no idea what causes this sensation, you're just going to have to put up with it, it won't kill you. My bubble and I have been together 15 years now. Who says great things don't last? One thing I've realised is that no matter how learned and qualified and authoritative they may be, doctors don't have all the answers no matter how many questions we present. I'm sorry to hear about your Lego brick and hope it's bearable. Just wanted to share my experience.
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    This is one of the main symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis which also has many fibro symptoms. Has your rheumatologist ever checked for this condition?
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    Hi, I have been getting a pain in my ribs on the left side for years it's directly beneath the left breast exactly where the wire of my bra would sit if I wore under wired bras!! The annoying thing is I assumed that the pain stemmed from wearing under wired bras so changed them to non wired, you guessed it, I still get the pain, like Phill26750 I have ended up in A&E and then been admitted with various chest pains over the years and eventually after loads of different tests ruling out more serious problems I was told that as Fibromyalgia largely affects the muscles it was probably the muscles on the left side of my chest causing the pain, inflammation. 

    Its true we do have loads of weird symptoms and the list grows all the time which does get me down and I'm sure I'm not the only one!  I think it's extremely important though that we don't become complacent and just assume it's our Fibro causing whatever it may be at the time, we need to always get things checked out just incase we get something that does require medical intervention of some kind! 

    Going back to the pain in ribs, I have never found anything to relieve the discomfort have you? If I don't have to go out that day I leave off my bra and that helps, apart from that, pain killers! 

    sending you gentle hugs

    Louise

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