Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-07, 12:30 PM   #1
N_C
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
N_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Bannation, forever.
Bikes:
Posts: 2,887
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pain in the ribs.

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.
N_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-07, 12:44 PM   #2
Michigander
Senior Member
 
Michigander's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes: Giant ATX 1200, Schwinn Peleton
Posts: 1,724
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
I got broken ribs once sparring. Got kicked real hard. Several months later I was tent camping, and I rolled over on my stomach. There was a little rock that poked up into my rib, and my friend and I both heard a loud crack followed by me proclaiming "OOOOOUCH". Ribs seem to bust and then rebust pretty easily. I suppose I could see coughing messing them up.
__________________
Bring back the Sig Test!


(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
Michigander is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-07, 01:06 PM   #3
EJ123
'05 NUEser
 
EJ123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bronchitis is nasty. I would get that a lot the past 5 years, and it was horrible especially when trying to fall asleep. I havent had anything like that but I did have this one pain ordeal on my ribs, I believe it was from the muscles around there but it was very sharp and isolated on the lower left part of my ribs. If I was crouched/slumped over when biking/sitting it would hurt like a mother...I couldnt even breathe in all the way without extreme pain. Apparently if I leaned and arched backwards the pain went away almost instantly. Maybe try an stretch backwards to help relax the muscles?
EJ123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-07, 01:48 PM   #4
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by N_C
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.
Greater likelihood is that it's a a pulled Intracostal muscle (between the ribs). That actually hurts worse than a full on broken rib, not to mention the pain level of a hairline fracture of the rib (Less than a fully broken rib). I feel for ya man! I've pulled intracostals before and I can sympathize! If you have a heating pad, moist heat will help, and if you can take it, Ibuprofen may be a more effective anti-inflammatory than Naproxen. (Not medical advice, just personal experience!). Take it easy for a few days and don't lift if you can avoid it!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-07, 01:50 PM   #5
krazyridr
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That sucks...One thing right after another...feel better
krazyridr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-07, 02:32 PM   #6
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
Posts: 6,281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've broken quite a few ribs biking.

To the point where I don't even have to go to the doctors to know if it's been broken.
__________________

"the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."

wethepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-07, 05:20 PM   #7
VegaVixen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Bikes: '71 Raleigh Sports, '84 Schwinn LeTour on the trainer (and available for hill repeats), '06 Scott CR1 SL (Ksyrium SL), and a yet-to-be-determined TT bike.
Posts: 1,643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
*raises hand*

I injured my thoracic area in '97. About midway between the spine at T3-T4, and left shoulder blade. Had been coughing like crazy with the flu, and had a lingering cough for the next 13 months. While changing the sheets on the bed about a week after recovering from the flu, I felt/heard something kinda snap or crack in that area. I was in immediate and severe pain. I'd had another thoracic injury in the 70's in the spine, but this was a different spot, and was excruciating. I went on Darvocet and Soma for four days. Gentle stretching helped, but coughing made it worse. Had to have physical therapy (ultrasonic therapy with electrical stimulation). Also had an MRI. No one ever could tell me what exactly the injury was, but it was definitely there. And about once a year, each of the two old injuries rears an ugly head (fortunately, so far, not together), and my best solution is Darvocet and Soma for a day or two, and basically doing nothing but stretching. Exercising and keep my back strong seems to help keep the episodes down to once a year.

Good luck finding anything out there on thoracic pain.

And good luck getting over this. ((hug, but no too hard))
VegaVixen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-07, 05:32 PM   #8
Alfster 
long time visiter
 
Alfster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: in the Northern Tundra
Bikes: 2005 Trek 6700 disc 2007 Orbea Onix 2009 Raleigh One Way
Posts: 615
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
My wife went to the doctor with the same kind of pain after having bronchitis. The doctor also said it could be a fractured rib. Didn't stop her from dancing at a ballroom competition one day later. She's very determined when she wants to be. Me, I'd be whining away while laying in bed.
Alfster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-07, 12:03 AM   #9
Pheard
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South City, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 3,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by EJ123
Bronchitis is nasty. I would get that a lot the past 5 years, and it was horrible especially when trying to fall asleep. I havent had anything like that but I did have this one pain ordeal on my ribs, I believe it was from the muscles around there but it was very sharp and isolated on the lower left part of my ribs. If I was crouched/slumped over when biking/sitting it would hurt like a mother...I couldnt even breathe in all the way without extreme pain. Apparently if I leaned and arched backwards the pain went away almost instantly. Maybe try an stretch backwards to help relax the muscles?
That's like what I had. I tried to lift something over my body weight and I strained something in my back. I had to crawl around and leaning back would relieve the pain. Now everytime I shower when I get out my back starts aching in the same spot.
Pheard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 AM.