Miserable “rib cage” feeling

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Hi all- just when some symptoms go away, as always I’m feeling something else..which of course is giving me anxiety..the bottom of my rib cage/lower back is just really bothering me..if someone  hugs me, it feels like it’s going to crack! And I am sensitive in what I imagine is the kidney area on both sides.. I try to walk daily, stay hydrated but this symptom is so weird and of course makes me feel like it’s something worse..my sinuses and allergies are also a total nightmare this past week..last month it was stomach issues, before that, shaky and heart palpitations..ugh..just wondering if anyone ever noticed this back rib pain. Take care all and thansks for being here, it helps so much to know we aren’t alone! 

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    Is it around the back bra strap area? If so, I began this a month ago. Sometime better, sometimes worse. Muscular? Bone? Oh God...
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      Yes, wearing a bra is irritating too..I’d say yes right around band area and lower rib cage..seems like the ribs are like twigs and could snap!! No pain with breathing or exertion, just a weird feeling..vague I know.. Dr doesn’t seem concerned.
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    Hi amy mines across the front of my rob cage at the top near my chest. Had it a couple of weeks now. Tender to touch and when i stretch. My shoulder joints also hurt. All part of menapause x
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    Exactly. I was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis and wonder if there's a connection. Dr said I wouldn't have fractures for at least a decade... U feel like I'm going to hear krichkhh in my ribs!!

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    Hi Amy-I also have rib pain on my  left side, it  is in front and on my side, I did fall on on my left side over a year ago.  Of course my hypochondriac side of me thought it was lung cancer......I don't smoke!  I did have a chest x-ray and a full rib series done, everything was normal.  I too have osteoporosis and the PA recommended  glucosamine chondroitin with MSM 1500 mg a day. Your might want to ask your Dr. about it, it really is helping the rib pain.  Hope you feel better soon!

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