Pain on right side

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I really don't know how long I have had this ailment. I had part of my right lung removed due to lung cancer. That was 3 years ago. Initially the pain could be attributed to the surgery, but as time went on (like 2 years) and I was still experiencing pain. Got the "it takes time" from my medical providers. Every time I saw my doctors I made sure I told them about it, again only to be told it takes time. Went to my PD a few weeks ago and he now proclaimed it as being coscochondritis. I have now been on 2 rounds of Prednisone (which does seem to help some). I hate how I feel on steroids (useless)! Everything I've read says that it usually is located on the left side, but mine is on the right! With any amount of exertion I am breathless and must sit down to "recover". This is happening even though I am on 2 liters of oxygen 24/7! I have so many questions. I'm not ready to become a hermit ... I've got too much living to do! If you can answer any questions, please reply! Thank you!

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    Sorry you are going through all of this. My issues started in the right side as well.  I felt that I had broken a rib.  It hurt to breath, to move and so on.  The X-ray showed nothing and then I discovered it was  costochondritis.  The right side has calmed down just tender to touch but now the left side is sore like I've been hit and bruised.  I had two bouts of extreme chest pains, but thankfully they are gone.

    i guess the thing to remember is that we are all different and not necessarily "case book" patients.

    Praying that you will be feeling better real soon.

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      Thank you for your reply. None of my friends or family seem to know what this is! I feel pretty much alone in dealing with it. I'm normally a very active person and I now I feel isolated because it's difficult to participate when you're in pain 😥

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      It is so important to have support and through this group we can support one another.  It is so difficult to continue with daily things when the pain is overwhelming.  Praying for better days for you.
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    Wow you have been through alot!!  God Bless. I have had Costro for about 16 months. and actually you can have it on either side of your body. Mine is generaly in center of my chest and goes to both left and right sides as well. Sometimes under my breasts as well.  You have a great attitude. Don't ever change that about yourself. I'm going for accupuncture soon. I pray it helps!!!! Have you been to a pain specialist? Rheumatologist? just to rule out anything else. I use soft ice packs constantly..they help. Also I cant use motrin because I have colitis. So I take Tylenol every day lately. I have become more anxious because of this condition and I'm working with someone and taking meds for anxiety. Thank God they help. But, I like you, am not ever giving up. Going to keep fighting this, and find the answer to a cure for this condion. Luckily, its not life threatening. Hang in there. Better Days are ahead!!!!!!  smile smile smile  Hope this helps you. Keep in touch..let me know how youre doing....

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    Hi

    Sorry your feeling this way and u have a great outlook I have had Costco since my mid teens and still going it comes and goes but Shen it comes I stop in my tracks I have had several ecg stress tests echo ultrasound done all good thank god but it is the Costco that sucks when it stricks I take Tylenol extra strength as well as heat cold hurts mine more and rest

    Hope u feel better soon

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