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intercostal myalgia diet and treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Last time i spoke to one of u r collegues about chest pain and frank's sign
Doctor :  
Ok'
User :   i consulted doctor he said the pain is because of intercoastal myalgia or gasteric
User :   he gave me medicine for 15 days
Doctor :  
ok
User :   just wanted to check what is intercoastal myalgia
User :   ?
Doctor :  
I shall explain it to you.
User :   and is it serious?
Doctor :  
It is not a serious condition.
User :   ok
User :   what does it exactly mean?
Doctor :   Intercostal myalgia is a muscular pain involving the intercostal muscles.
User :   k
User :   what is the treat ment that u suggest for this?
User :   that pain comes and goes . and when i take a deep breath sometimes it pains
Doctor :  
Do you have cough?
User :   no
User :   it usually comes when i sit for longtime of in some awkward position, it wont be there when i walk or stand
Doctor :  
Do you have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   Which side of the chest is the pain located?
User :   it is on the both sides.. one time one side
User :   it is just mild pain
Doctor :  
Do you have vomiting?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
The pain looks more like a muscular pain as described by the doctor earlier.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are you taking any medications for the pain?
User :   doctor game naprosyn
User :   along with nexpro
User :   he gave me 10 naprosyn tablets and 15 nexpro
Doctor :  
Did it help you?
User :   because he was not sure if it is because of gas or muscular pain
User :   i started from yesterday only
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
has it helped you in relieving the pain.
User :   not yet
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   The muscular pain takes a few days time to improve.
Doctor :  
It should be followed with good rest.
User :   k
Doctor :  
As exertion can increase/worsen the pain.
Doctor :  
I would suggest you to be on rest for a few days.
User :   u mean bed rest?
Doctor :   Also use hot water bags for pain relief.
User :   ok
User :   approx how many days will it take for pain to completely go
Doctor :  
With adequate rest and medications, it should be alright in a weeks time.
Doctor :  
The most important is rest for the muscles.
User :   ok
User :   so it is not some serious condition rite
User :   ?
Doctor :  
Yes.
Doctor :  
It does not appear to be a serious condition.
User :   ok thanks
User :   may i know u r good name?
Doctor :  
Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   No Thanks Dr
User :   i will continue with the medication
User :   if it doesnt improve i will get back to you
User :   what medicine do you suggest?
Doctor :   The medicine you are using is good.
Doctor :  
You may continue with it.
Doctor :  
Alternative to this would be Brufen 400mg tablets twice a day.
User :   ok
User :   thanks dr
User :   thanks for the information
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