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Charlie Horse in ribcage area? (Silly know it all newbie question)

SleeveDiva !.
on 9/15/10 2:11 pm - Catonsville, MD
Ouch. It feels like I have a Charlie horse in my ribcage. Has this happened to anyone else? What did ya do about it? I'm trynna clean up around here and its impeding my progress. BTW I'm not lifting anything heavy just the crap on the floor that seems to fall off of people's butts around here. Sigh.

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Highest Weight: 345 Surgery Weight: 326  Goal: 160

                
Marie B.
on 9/15/10 2:23 pm - Pitman, NJ
VSG on 09/20/10 with
 I don't have my surgery until Monday, so I guess I'm a know-it-all pre-newbie!  I cannot speak from surgery experience.  I am, however, a nuclear medicine technologist in a big North East hospital.  If you get sharp pain on inspiration and you still have a charlie horse feeling in your chest, don't ignore it.  You are probably just fine, but a PE (lung blood clot) would cause chest pain and pain when breathing.  I'm sure you don't have that, but if it gets worse and hurts when you breath in, go to the ER, just in case.  But most likely it is just you recovering.  Take what I say with a grain of salt, I'm just an amature.
Marie
Highest weight ever recorded: 224lbs.    Surgery weight: 194 lbs.
Goal range:  130-135 lbs.
  Lowest:119.7   Current weight 142lbs Height: 5' 2" almost

                     
SleeveDiva !.
on 9/15/10 2:54 pm - Catonsville, MD
At first I thought that too.  No sharp pain, more like a muscle cramp pain and it's below my chest.  No pain when breathing, more like when moving around or changing positions.  I've sent a message to my Dr. so we'll see.  Thanks!!!

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Highest Weight: 345 Surgery Weight: 326  Goal: 160

                
Ms Shell
on 9/15/10 2:32 pm - Hawthorne, CA
Well self diagnosing it and calling it a charlie horse when you don't KNOW well yes it a know it all =)

I never had the sensation but I lived alone and did NOTHING but sit on my ass for almost a month, the lifting, pushing, pulling, bending all from fear of getting a hernia.

MS Shell

"WLS is only for people who are ready to move past the "diet" mentality" ~Alison Brown
"WLS is not a Do-Over (repeat same mistakes = get a similar outcome.)  It is a Do-BETTER (make lifestyle changes you can continue forever.)" ~ Michele Vicara aka Eggface

SleeveDiva !.
on 9/15/10 2:48 pm - Catonsville, MD
On September 15, 2010 at 2:32 PM Pacific Time, Ms Shell wrote:
Well self diagnosing it and calling it a charlie horse when you don't KNOW well yes it a know it all =)

I never had the sensation but I lived alone and did NOTHING but sit on my ass for almost a month, the lifting, pushing, pulling, bending all from fear of getting a hernia.

MS Shell
MS Shell,

Self diagnosing?  You're joking right? Please tell me your joking because I know for a fact that I said in my post that it FEELS like a charlie horse in order to paint a picture to everyone to see if anyone else has experienced this sensation. So you can't be serious.  I'm not saying emphatically that that's what it is at all, just telling you what if FEELS like.  No, I dont KNOW what it is, that's why I'm asking, duh.


The question was has anyone else felt this sensation and what was the end result.  Doesn't sound like you have soooooooo.....er...um.

I've received wonderful feedback from you on previous posts, this is just not one of those times.  Thanks for your input though.

Loove, love, love your 'whatch'a eating posts' BTW, I look forward to contributing to them one day!

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Highest Weight: 345 Surgery Weight: 326  Goal: 160

                
Ms Shell
on 9/15/10 3:27 pm - Hawthorne, CA
Girl I was SOOO joking...I was so playing on the "know it all newbie" thing...sorry if it wasn't funny...I was actually in the middle of typing a REAL answer when my supervisor called me and I had to close everything down...

"WLS is only for people who are ready to move past the "diet" mentality" ~Alison Brown
"WLS is not a Do-Over (repeat same mistakes = get a similar outcome.)  It is a Do-BETTER (make lifestyle changes you can continue forever.)" ~ Michele Vicara aka Eggface

SleeveDiva !.
on 9/15/10 3:37 pm - Catonsville, MD
Oh, OH, cuz I was about ta say!  LOL!  Well, actually now that you explained, it is funny, I'm glad you got the whole 'know it all newbie' thing!

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Highest Weight: 345 Surgery Weight: 326  Goal: 160

                
gwen_kb
on 9/15/10 2:43 pm - Snellville, GA
VSG on 04/01/09 with
I THINK I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING.  I SOMETIMES FEEL AN ACHING FEELING RIGHT UNDERNEATH MY RIGHT RIB CAGE.  I USUALLY MESSAGE THAT AREA UNDER THE RIB CAGE AND AT SOME POINT I DON'T NOTICE THE ACHE ANYMORE.


God is good all the time........
SleeveDiva !.
on 9/15/10 3:07 pm - Catonsville, MD
Yeess!  I've been massaging that area as well.  It helps but it's still annoying.  I wonder if it's because the muscles wer eshifted during surgery. 

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Highest Weight: 345 Surgery Weight: 326  Goal: 160

                
lilredturtle
on 9/15/10 2:46 pm
I have gotten them too surgery 8/25
Last night while my husband and I were on a walk right near the end
and one time when I was in the pool swimming

Not sure what it is but I am not too concerned with it just keeping track of it

Good Luck
LIL red
  
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diane S.
on 9/15/10 3:28 pm
i had a phase where i seemed to  get these rib pull pains for no reason. i think it was before vsg though. somehow it just went away. no idea what it was or why. just be careful twisting and turning as thats the real culprit i think. D

      
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Dancin Girl
on 9/15/10 3:34 pm
Weird.......My upper back has intermittently felt "sprained" since surgery. I thought maybe it was due to positioning on the OR Table but I'm a month out........Maybe muscular soreness or problems post op are more common than we think. Hope you feel better soon.Please post if your Doctor diagnoses the problem
        
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barakuda
on 9/15/10 3:49 pm

That's weird, i get that problem too, but it's on and off. I started having it 3 weeks out.....there will be a day that it's there and the next day it's gone. sometimes it comes on when i watch tv on the bed  and on my side.

I emailed my doc and he didn't do anything....he was like, just ignore it. let me know what your doctor will say pls.....if it's ok.

SleeveDiva !.
on 9/15/10 4:11 pm - Catonsville, MD
Lol, sounds like something my doc would say! I will def let you know if he says otherwise!

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Highest Weight: 345 Surgery Weight: 326  Goal: 160

                
tsupulver
on 9/15/10 5:28 pm
VBG on 06/18/10 with
I know excately what you are talking about, I have had them off and on for years and they do feel like a charlie horse. I get them mostly when I turn or reach certain ways and they resolve on their own. Don't know the cause but wanted you to know that you are not alone and they hurt. Take care Tamara
    
mit_tens
on 9/15/10 6:46 pm - Woodstock, CT
VSG on 10/11/10 with
It could be gas pain................................maybe :D


Sometimes I get pain under my ribs and its gas build up and it hurts like a mutha! I am only pre op though so Im just taking a stab at it.

Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future. 

        

        

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CW~178
GW~130

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EsmeAnna
on 9/15/10 8:18 pm
VSG on 10/06/10 with
Yeah,I've been getting those for a few years too. Never had them before putting on all my weight. Yes, it feels like a charlie horse and for lack of words, I have told my husband it feels like a (CRAMP) underneath my lower ribs only on the right side. I too, wonder often what it is. For me, I believe it's definitely related to my fat crowding that area. I hope when I lose the weight it goes away.
tmacd1967
on 11/13/10 11:34 am - Halifax, Canada
I am having the same feeling, feels like charley horses just under the ribcage, and not just one its like 2 or 3 , one right after another. At first I was getting them on the right side then the left. The pain is so excrutiating I can't stand up straight and I try to massage it out. Any suggestions as to what causes this, I've been sick with a cold for past 3 weeks, even that brings it on at times. Dr. put me on a new drug for the cough, Tussionex, but I don't think that is causing it as I have been getting them off and on for awhile. This medication is strictly a cough suppresant. I could be just standing up and all of a sudden it'll hit me and its just like a charley horse. Any info would be a great help, thanks.