Hi everyone, I posted in Liver flush,but this board is so active, and since I've been reading for a few weeks, I feel like I am starting to recognize whose answers I trust and resonate with me the most, so maybe some of you guys would weigh in.
Last tuesday am, I woke up with a lot of pain in the upper right abdomen, right under my breast. That whole area hurts in general, but in particular, there's this one spot that's VERY tender. It even hurt to breathe too deeply at times. It hurts the most first thing in the am and going to bed at night, but seems to be getting better overall, no major differences after meals etc.
So the big question is, what is it? Theories:
--I had a yoga class the night before, and we did some deep stretching of the chest so I was thinking I could have pulled a muscle.
--I've had an awful cough so my husband thought that maybe I broke a rib during a bad coughing fit
--I remember I had a weird gray colored BM a day or two before this happened, which I noted, but did not worry about. I don't believe I've ever had one before, and I don't have regularity issues. This of course points to gallbladder issues, and the pain seems to be in the right area, though nothing radiating to the back.
It would seem odd to me to have a gallstone attack as I'm only 33, in good heath, good diet (not SAD, but not a raw diet either), but I also did a MC in August, so maybe that helped create stone issues?
Lastly, I was 2 weeks into humaworm parasite cleanse, which I stopped taking for a couple days to humor my husbad who badgered me to stop, so I did just to see if it stopped the pain. I don't think that was the cause, and I'll prob start up today and finish (unless you guys think I shouldn't). BUT, I did pass all fluke-type worms the first week so I actually posted here before, asking if I should flush before the parasite cleanse was over to get rid of any die-off in the liver. I had this odd, dull pain, not too intense or anything, across my whole front, right under my ribcage. The person who answered said I should wait so I have.
So, I lean toward a pulled muscle or the gallbladder theory.
If you all think gallbladder, is there some way to figure it out for sure? If I take a dose of epsoms, and it goes away, would that be indicative, and I should flush right away? Or should I just prep all week with the apple thing and flush next weekend? Or should I just wait and see if it keeps subsiding on its own, and do a LF in 2 weeks after the humaworm is done?
no, it wasn't like that. I don't have those symptoms you listed either. Hopefully someone will have advise for you. This board is pretty active. I don't know how anyone could tell for sure. Maybe a scan of some sort would show it?
Hmmm...people have read my message but no one even has an opinion as to what this pain from or a suggestion for what to do? I understand and know it's really hard to "diagnose" over the forum, but if anyone does want to weigh in, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks!
I do not know how far along you are on your healing journey, nor how well you can "tune" into your body. For example I have had bone pain, muscle pain, connective tissue pain and can tell the difference between them very well now. There was I time when I could not.
I may be barking up the wrong tree BUT
I believe you may have inflamed the muscles and connective tissues in and around the ribs. I have done this several times now and it WILL hurt to breathe, cough, sneeze; this is a VERY common symptom of this type of injury. It may also hurt to lay down on that area, use or stretch your arms in a certain way, and/or roll over etc.
This type of injury can take weeks to heal dependent upon how severe it is... my last one took four weeks.
I believe another poster on curezone, possibly molly bloom, has mentioned the name for this inflamation before, however I cannot recall it off hand.
The term for inflamed rib cartiledge is costochondritis.
I suffered from this for years. It is usually a short term problem, but for some become chronic. It is incredibly painful, and usually mimics gallbladder disease, and sometimes gallbladder disease is mis-diagnosed as costo. Also, many that end up at the doctor for the pain think they are having a heart attack. It is a disease of exclusions, whereby, when all other medical tests are negative, that is the diagnosis they give you. But it's a very real condition. I truly believe that many that visit the Liver Flush Forum actually suffer from inflamed rib cartilege.
But I do believe that costochondritis is one of two things. Either a mechanical injury, such as you described, or a symptom of other inflammation in the body. Many people that have Fibromyalgia suffer from costo. It can be extremely painful and debiliating while it is flared up. I used to not be able to stand at the sink and do dishes from the pain. I couldn't bend over to tie my shoes.
You can google this. There are many many websites out there that discuss all the symptoms, all of them allopathic. The only available treatment is pain drugs. Seriously, that is what led me to Curezone. I was so tired of being prescribed harmful drugs, and I so wanted to get rid of the pain.
I'm proud to say that my first Liver Flush was the beginning of the end of a terrible part of my life. Perhaps my pain was liver related, and I believe, colon related also.
Usually costo goes away in a short amount of time (1 week to 4 months).