Pulled muscle in rib cage - OW!

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Pulled muscle in rib cage - OW!

Just when this crappy chest cold FINALLY makes its way out of my system, it finds a new way to kick my butt. All of the hacking and coughing over the last 2-3 weeks has resulted in a pulled muscle in my ribs. It's been tender for the past few days, and then last night during a hacking session I felt an incredibly painful POP on my left side....and now it hurts like crazy every time I move! Arg!!

DH took me to the hospital today and the doc on call just said that it was likely a torn or pulled muscle from all the coughing, and that all I can do is take Tylenol and get some rest. Bah!! If I wasn't preggo, I could at least take some good drugs!!!!! LOL!

I am just really hoping that this heals up before I go into labour...I don't think I can manage labour pains AND this too!!!

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Joined: 01/28/08
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I'm sorry you are going through this so close to having baby! I know how bad that hurts because I did the exact same thing when I had bronchitis a couple months ago. I hope it heals fast for you so you don't have to labor and try to push a baby out with it that sore.