It turns out I have either a hairline fracture or a severely strained or pulled muscle on the right side in the thorasic area. I did not have an accident causeing such an injury but I did have bronchitis for about 3 weeks, I got over it about a month ago. I'm talking severe coughing, the kind that makes your gag reflex activate to where you could throw up if you had anything in your stomach & coughing that hard can cause you to pass out, I almost did, more then once.
Along with that apparently I coughed so hard & so severe I either strained or pulled the muscles in this area on the side of my chest or I have a hairline crack in one of my ribs.
The pain started shortly after I was over the bronchitis. I knew I would be sore from the coughing, but the pain in this area has not gone away yet. I went to the dr. he gave me darvecet. It has not even touched the pain. the other night it was so severe I went to the ER. I now have naproxen, some kind of a muscle relaxant & an anti-inflamatory, 3 pills.
Because I was at the ER. until 2:00 am the other night I stayed home from work yesterday. I'm a lot better now.
Has anyone ever had this happen to them? If not from coughing how did you get a cracked rib?
I would not wish this on anyone, no matter how much I may dislike them. I have never felt pain that bad before.