rj.crow

217d

I’ve been having some really weird pains in my ribs lately. It’s not heart palpitations, I’m really familiar with those as this point. I think it might be my ribs popping out of place, but there’s never much of a visual displacement. It just feels like something is out of place and pressing against my heart/lungs. It tends to happen if I take too deep of a breath or laugh too hard. Anyone know what this is?

Chest pain

Chronic or Recurrent Palpitations

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  • sstorm

    217d

    Mine do it all the time. It does feel like you're being poked in the lungs or ❤️. I usually try compression first. If that doesn't work then heat followed up with gentle into deep stretching to get it back into place.

  • Mems

    217d

    It could be costochondritis. Inflammation of the cartilage around the sternum. I get it sometimes and my husband has it chronically

  • wise

    217d

    did this start after physical trauma to your ribs? whether it was a broken/bruised rib or something as simple as a nasty bout of bronchitis, that trauma may have irritated the surrounding cartilage and caused costochondritis

    • rj.crow

      216d

      i can’t really think of anything that could’ve happened. i just remember being at work and taking a deep breath and dropping to the floor clutching my side.

      • wise

        216d

        the deep breath honestly could've been enough. I've had a similar issue ever since a paramedic did a sternal rub (something they're NOT supposed to do anymore because of people like me), but I also had the same thing after every single asthma attack or bout of bronchitis. I guess track your symptoms and see if the pain lines up with any particular action and take your findings to your doctor

  • Hannah_6

    216d

    Mine happened during pregnancy with my first. Her little feet used to get in my chest. I have to watch what side I flip over to because my ribs seem sensitive still. My tummy is growing the second time around ,so I understand why sleeping is uncomfortable.

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