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May 07, 2016 11:36 PM

Hi; I'm new to this, omg what a few days I've had, it's actually sore to breathe:: it shouldn't be this painful to breathe.. I had a breakdown 2nights ago, uselessness, guilt, hopeless feeling l, I have 2 girls and I feel they're having to do more for me; phoned emergency dr, who came out, couldn't give me anything else for the pain, as I'm already on lots of pain meds, but told me to take more of my own.. Gave me steroids and anti-biotcs, my pain in my back is unusually not when my problem is, it's my rib pain, it's a burning hot feeling, that attacks me every time I take a breathe.. It's like a 15 out of 10 I've hardly slept for 2 days maybe only getting 3hours sleep.. This is driving me nuts..

May 08, 2016 7:00 AM

Hi inburninhotrippypain I'm sorry you are in so much pain. It is demoralising and exhausting. I do know that stress and depression amplifies pain so try distracting yourself. I use mindfulness meditation and it takes the edge of even tho it's just for a few mins. Keep sharing too venting how you feel can help unwind and there are many people here that can support you. Hang in there as things will get better

May 08, 2016 3:41 PM

Welcome to our community Inburninhotnippypain! I'm sorry you are in so much pain. We've all been where you are many times and it's hard to get through. But at some point it will reach the pinnacle and begin to improve. Dipbop's suggestion is right. Trying to stay calm & relaxed will help. Last in a darkened room, listening to soothing music or nature's sounds, and try relaxing your body through slow deep breaths, while you tighten one area of the body then loosen it, until you work from head to toes. Tighten on inhalation and relax as you exhale. Warm showers/baths, gentle stretches and ointment rubs. Increase your pain meds as instructed by the emergency doc but call your regular doc Monday to let them know what's going on. What are you talking for pain? Do you have anything for flares, breakthrough pain? Have you tried a heating pad around your ribs & back? At the moment I can't think of anything else to suggest. I'm sending you gentle hugs & praying you get some relief soon! 🙂💕🙏🌼

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