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Muscle pain, severe rib pain, difficulty breathing, occurs without warning. Cure for symptoms?

Hi my dr told my I suffer from muscle migraines there only ever happening under my ribs feels like I am being strangled across there it so bad that I find it hard to breath at times it starts with no warning . Please can you explain to me more what it is as she has told me look it up online I am glad be told after 7 years what s happening but I don t understand
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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This seems to be costochondritis which usually goes away on its own, although in some cases it may last for several months or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief.Traditional practice is to treat with acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory medications where safe and appropriate, advise patients to avoid activities that produce chest muscle overuse, and provide reassurance.Stretching exercises. Gentle range-of-motion exercises may be helpful.In transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), a device sends a weak electrical current via adhesive patches on the skin near the area of pain. This may interrupt or mask pain signals, preventing them from reaching your brain.You may consult your physicain if none of the above work.Hope this helps.Take care.
Answered: Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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