Hi friends! Thank you for caring and your messages. They are uplifting and very much appreciated. : )
I was hospitalized. I started to get this awful pain week before this Monday. I just wasn't feeling good. Plus, very odd symptoms.. located at my entire side of rib cage up and down front and a across back. At first my Dr prescribed antibiotics for possible infection, which I finished this past Tuesday. So with not feeling any better I went to the hospital
At the hospital they hooked me up with an IV drip with a cocktail mix of drugs for pain, ( no opioids) nausea, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. Test were EKG, ultrasound, chest Xray, CT scan, blood work, etc..
Results.. nothing fatal thank God..*sigh* but a very painful condition. What I have is called Costochondritis. It mimics a heart attack. Causes of costochondritis is
inflammation which is the body's natural response to infection, irritation or injury. Unfortunately, I currently have all three.
Meds/ prescription are Robaxin (methocarbanol) a muscle relaxer. Also extra strength Ibuprofen. I did not want any opioids so asked for a pain alternative.
I'm to follow up with an appointment with my Dr in a week for additional testing for my symptoms of extreme tiredness and headaches too. Also, Dr said I could have a possible virus on top of this. Dr said it's impossible to test for all of them out there.
Anyway, I'm relieved, and so is my entire family, friends and employees and coworkers. I hate that I'm in pain like this but I'm extremely relieved and grateful it's not something incurable, though I was told this may flare up from time to time.
I'm now home. It felt like forever. There's no place like home.
Thank you again!
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