So, I got a cold last week. Had some deep but infrequent coughing. Woke up Saturday with pain in my rib cage. by Sunday I was crying and couldn't take a breath. Finally went to Patient First after exhausting my hippy medicinals (homeopathic remedies and herbal). Doc said they wouldn't xray me because I was pregnant. Wrote me a script for percoset. It helped a little, but the pain was still bad.
Fast forward a week. Here I am, STILL SICK with cough and cold (or maybe a new one?) And the pain is only better if I LITERALLY do nothing. I was talking to my friend who had whooping cough and did something similar and she said she STILL has pain 6 months later :( My coughing was SO mild and this STILL happened.
This isn't the first time either. I did something similar when I was pregnant with #1. Only it was from throwing up. But that pregnancy was the trust everything doctors say pregnancy. So I was just on pain meds like my entire pregnancy!!!
Now I don't know WHAT I am supposed to do? I cannot even make lunch for the kids without crying in pain! Its insane. My MIL is coming to help for two months on next Tuesday. So I will have help. But what can I do about the pain. I am still nursing my 2 year old and just having him nurse is HORRIBLE. He hits my chest with his head or pulls on my breast and it feels like needles!
But I cant just make him and my baby dependent on narcotics!!
Im currently rubbing traumeel on every so often. Which definitely helps take the edge of. But only if I sit very still. Typing is like the maximum movement I am capable of. And there is literally NO way for me to sleep with the pain. I cannot lay down and not hurt. So I was saving the medicine to just use to help me sleep at night. But DS still night nurses at least twice :(
I feel so trapped in my own body right now.