By Charity Taylor - 5/10/2019 18:00

Totally worth it

Today, after 8 years of being guinea-pigged for medical testing that "might work" on my ribcage for chronic pain, I finally caved and tried going to a pain clinic. The doctors' responses mostly consisted of, "That's weird" and, "That doesn't make any sense." FML
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By  RichardPencil  |  27

It's weird that you spent 8 years seeking relief from an insurance agent who did medical experiments as a hobby in his garage.

You should've been suspicious when his medical instruments were Snap-On.

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By  RichardPencil  |  27

It's weird that you spent 8 years seeking relief from an insurance agent who did medical experiments as a hobby in his garage.

You should've been suspicious when his medical instruments were Snap-On.

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  RichardPencil  |  27

Since I had no facts to go on, I guessed you might have sought amateur medical attention from a hobbyist physician.

Sometimes we have to make shit up. Hope you are getting proper care now.

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  Mara Malayin  |  4

Not necessarily true. I had chronic pain for 4 years right underneath my ribs (stomach area). They could never find anything until someone finally agreed to do surgery to look at it from the inside. They found 3 things! Doctors treated me like a junky the entire time until then and it was great to have some of them eat their words.

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  Charity Taylor  |  15

Yikes. You think dark. I went through 8 years of going to various clinics trying to avoid being stuck on pain killers so I don't have to deal with addiction. Hope that answered your question.

By  beckezfml  |  11

Have you had connective tissue disorders such as EDS and hypermobility ruled out? Good Luck! Slipping rib syndrome is a sonnavabetch. I hope you aren't dealing with that.