Pain in right rib cage

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I have terrible pain in my right rib cage. At first I thought I had trapped gas and went back on my reflux medication. However that didn't help. I do seem to burp a lot. Doctor today said he thinks I may have costochondritis. My pain is not in the centre of the chest though it's all on the right side. Not gallbladder as i have had it removed. Pain is dreadful. Any suggestions??

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    HI Jodie, sorry you are having such pain I have had Costco for nine months and mine goes from left to right or both. I find that resting with my feet up and using a heating pad does help. I hold the heating pad to my chest. I have spinal stenosis and my back hurts often also . Costo is worse when sleeping or lying down. Aleve helps some and I use BIO-FREEZE, (roll on) very soothing! goid luck! KATHY

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    hey jodie, i have costo and the pain varies sometimes its on the right side for me and i find that a hot bath or a hot water bottle with a paracetamol helps

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    Hi Jodie, does your pain hurt in between the ribs or just a general pain in that area, I have Costo and get pain in between my ribs sometimes, it gets really sore for about a week its usually worse the first 3 or 4 days and very tender to the touch

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