Crushed ribs and bruised colon feeling

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does anyone else have this? Had it for months. I have coeliac disease and fibromyalgia when I wake it's crippling. Bad kidney pain. It lasts all day now. Very very painful. Anyone?

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    Hello.

    Kidneys do not hurt as they have no nerve endings. So the pain you are feeling is probably the muscle around the kidneys or the ribs close to them. In my case, it is the ribs as I recently found out that I have level 3 scoliosis. The crushing rib feeling could also be related to spine misalignment. I would suggest seeing a chiropractor or a doctor who is able to visually diagnose scoliosis. If your spine and posture is fine then I would attribute it to muscle pain from fibro.

    I'm not sure about the colon feeling but that could be related to IBS which is often comorbid with fibro. 

    Good luck

    -Mat

     

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    I don't have a remedy, but I also feel as though my ribs are bruised. Getting out of bed for example is very painful. I think it must be muscular, but when I touch anywhere around my ribs it feels as though it is a bit swollen and very very tender, as though I have been badly beaten. I feel as though I am being crushed in a giant vice. Taking a deep breath is out of the question, wearing a bra is becoming very difficult too. I will be going back to the pain clinic on Friday, so if I get any advice from the specialists there I will share it with you. I don't know about you, but I am getting a bit fed up with new symptoms appearing every few weeks, because once they manifest themselves they don't go away, and it is one more problem to add to the list. matp86 says that kidneys do't have nerve endings, so can't feel pain. I don't know about the nerve endings, but I do know that you most certainly can feel pain in your kidneys. I have had nephritis and kidney stones, and that is listed as one of the 5 most painful conditions in the world. I could not stand up straight and fainted with the severity of the pain. I take strong pain relief for fibromalgia, but the pain around my ribs does not seem to respond to it. Some days it is less painful than others, but often just moving or getting dressed is impossible. Let us know if you find a solution please

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    Hi EarthaKitt, Yeah sweetie, I think it is mainly due to inflammation. We have a lot of that with Fibro. Are you taking Curcummin? It is an overall kind of supplement. Good for everything especially inflammation. We seem to have more at certain times. I find there is even swelling around my rib bones and around the sternum. Same for the area around the kidneys. I am a celiac as well and that can give us digestive pains. I am sure you are watching your diet and sticking to no gluten. Stressful times can create more inflammation in the body so try to manage your stress too sweetie. Hope you feel better soon. Maggie xx
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      Fibro itself does not directly cause inflammation. It causes pain without evidence of inflammation. If there was inflammation, fibromyalgia would be considered an auto-immune condition which it is not at the moment. There are many conditions comorbid with fibro which may cause inflammation such as Lupus and Celiac disease which are true auto-immune diseases. Fibro also does not cause any kind of joint swelling either. Any kind of swelling or inflammation should be explained to a doctor for an alternative diagnosis which may exist in combination with fibromyalgia. 
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      Fibromyalgia is also considered an autoimmune condition as well from sources I have researched. Inflammation also always accompanies Fibromyalgia. And joint pain is definitely one of the symptoms of FM along with muscular pain. Fibromyalgia consists of a vast number of symptoms that can mimic many disorders. I have had the condition for over 35 years now and have received much understanding from very reliable sources including Rheumatologists that have up to date insight. 
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