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Extremely bad pain

Does anybody else get really bad pain in under your right rib/in between your ribs? How do you cope? I'm a mom of two and just completely daily tasks are becoming impossible. Standing up hurts. I'm on Naproxen and Tramadol. They don't even touch the pain. I'm also taking Orilissa and I'm restarting it from after having my son and I know the first few weeks are brutal pain wise, but I experienced this prior but that pain is just adding fuel to the fire. I just need advice. I can't sleep. I'm living literally every day in excruciating pain. They're only assuming it's endo related because all of my tests to check my organs, especially my gallbladder, come back normal.

  1. I used to experience pain like that back when I had a lot of Endo tissue getting torn. I kept my movements very minimal to avoid tearing. Eventually, the pain was too much, pain killers don't offer me any relief, only medical marijuana (legal where I live) can lower the pains to a functionable level. I told my GYN I wanted another surgery to remove Endo. Sure enough, I had Endo tissue near that area and the pain radiated it further.

    I can't imagine being a Mom and living with Endometriosis.

    I wish you all the best.
    Me as a bitmoji on a dinosaur sending good vibes

    1. I don't get that specific kind of pain, but when I had frozen shoulder the only things that worked were chiropractic, gentle massage (almost like energy work), and breathing exercises. Eventually the pain resolved for me, as frozen shoulder generally does. I'm sorry that you're going through this and I wish I had better answers to offer. I wonder if it would make sense, if you have health insurance, to contact the medical social worker there to see if you could be referred to a pain specialist. ~Katrina, Advocate

      1. So sorry to hear of the pain you are experiencing and dealing with. I couldn't imagine how hard it must be, dealing with that plus momming. You are a warrior. I actually do experience that same exact rib pain myself. Surgery did show it was endometriosis, but unfortunately for me personally it didn't 100% help with the rib pain. I still get it from time to time. I would say swapping between my heating pad and weirdly, an ice pack helped. Also using my TENS unit in that area and very light stretching helped as well. I do hope you are able to find some relief from it 🙁 sending you the biggest of hugs. Do keep us posted on how you are doing! -Kimberli (team member)

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