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Sharp pain in rib cage. No fracture seen in x-ray. Took painkiller. Looking for relief

In mid December I took a sharp hit on my right rib cage. After pain for a month, I got an xray -- which showed that my ribs were not broken. I got pain killers to ease the pain, which could have been bruised. I do not normally attend gym classes, last week (a few months on from the hit) I went to pilates and am since feeling very winded on that same side again, and is more painful at night.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

It may be a simple case of spasm and you should not worry too much about the pain. I hope you take some muscle relaxants along with pain killers to be able to sleep better tonight. You should be well by tomorrow. If sleep is a big issue I recommend an over the counter sleep aid which will help with your sleep problems.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day !
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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