I have Rheumatoid Arthritis in most of my joints, including rib cartilage inflammation. Over the last few weeks, I have been undertaking a monitored exercise programme under the supervision of a specialist rheumatology physiotherapist, so I certainly have not been overdoing it. She didn't seem to know why my rib pain has suddenly got so bad. I also see an osteopath privately who suggested that my ribs are overcompensating for lack of pelvic and lumbar spine movement.
I can't seem to draw breath very deeply. I'm generally quite breathless. I'm more tired than 'normal', partly due to a cough at night. I am taking my usual medication; 60mg codeine and 1g paracetamol up to 4x a day, 400mg celecoxib and I've been taking my emergency tramadol but with very limited relief. I don't want to waste a GP appt but I'm miserable.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thank you.