Fibromyalgia Action UK

A hug from an invisible gorilla

At least that what it feels like. Further to my first post moaning about Stabbing and Jerking I have now started to get what I guess are spasms.. (I am never sure... I didn't even recognise contractions when I was in labour..) either side of my mid-spine and ribs its crushing and it stops me in my tracks and all I can manage to vocalise is...well perhaps that's not appropriate to say on here. It's been an interesting day.. starting with visual disturbance while making chilli, you know the bright zig-zags and general sparkly but not in a good way king of way... followed by temple pain and washed down with sharp toothache.. So, again I look to you all for answers, can anyone identify with this delightful new experience? ... the rib crusher not the other migrainey shenanigans.. I hope you are all having a good time of it at the moment.

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You and me both as they say have it at the moment it seems so sore that even leaning back against my triangular pillow is getting a bit too much. Isn't the adventure of discovering all that fibro can throw at us exciting, like not. You start to wonder what magical symptom will pop up next. When it is like that I realise the only way is to rest as the more I push myself the worse the feeling gets. Hope it eases for us both soon.x


My ribs have been like that for two days so far.

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Hi Kaleidobrain

I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are suffering and struggling in this way, and I sincerely hope that all of this pain eases for you soon. I have a medical condition called Costochondritis that gives me a terrible pain in my ribs. I have pasted you a link and an excerpt form the *NHS Choices cache on this below:

*Costochondritis is the medical term for inflammation of the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone (sternum). This area is known as the costochondral joint.

Cartilage is tough but flexible connective tissue found throughout the body, including in the joints between bones. It acts as a shock absorber, cushioning the joints.

Costochondritis may improve on its own after a few weeks, although it can last for several months or more. The condition doesn't lead to any permanent problems, but may sometimes relapse.

It may be worth discussing this with your doctor if the pain does not ease or it gets any worse? I want to genuinely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you