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Ribs hurt---is this a symptom?

Hi, I haven't been dx as having fibromyalgia though I have a lot of the symptoms since I have hypothyroidism.  One problem I have is that my ribs hurt when poked or any pressure is applied.  They have hurt like this for years...but only if they are even slightly poked.  Sounds wacky, I know. My husband says it's not normal at all.

Wondering if any of you have the same problem...or if you think it could be fibromyalgia (or something else)?  I will bring it up at my next dr appointment.  By the way, I am 32/F.

Thanks in advance for any comments.  This is hard to Google since posts about pregnancies and babies keeps popping up.  (I am not pregnant).
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I haven't been formally diagnosed with Fibro yet either, and I definitely get rib pain. It's not constant, but when it's there, it's painful.
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I have been diagnosed with fibro and I do have rib pain.  I have sore areas all over that hurt to touch.  I actually with jump if they are touched.  I have all kinds of other thing too.
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Costochondritis?  Yes.
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Rib pain is one of the symptoms of Fibro.
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Hi, I have had fibro for 5+ years, following an auto accident.  I also have chostochondritis.  I was first diagnosed with chosto. after having food posioning, and broncule pheumonia.  The Dr. said it would last only about 3 months, and was due to the excessive straining of vomiting and coughing.  It did not go away.  I was then diagnosed with Fibro.  The two go together.  I have done alot of research, but there is no real answers out there for "healing."  I have found a cream that I apply when it is really inflamed.  It comes from the health food store, called Sore No More, with capsaicin.  I also use a heating pad.  Mine is worse in the a.m., when everything is tight, and it feels like my lungs are collapsing.  Good luck.
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My rib hurt as if someone had punched me.  Sometimes I have burning sensation on my skin.  My chripractor says a rib was out of place.  I am always tired and so not feel so great.

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yep i have the rib pain as well and to get relief i go the chiropractor and the pain is gone instantly but after a few weeks its back again then it eases off itself,its only when it gets unbearable i go to the chiro.
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I've had fibromylgia (fibromyalgia) about 5 years and it seems to be moving different areas of the body, Today my ribs on teh right side are very painful. I have prednisone which I usually use every other week
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when i wake up in the morning i cant move very good my whole torso hurts untill i get up and about, is this a sign for fibromyalgia? if anyone can tell me let me know thank you,plus i have to grab the mattress to turn over
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