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Thread #28765   Message #359718
Posted By: Bagpuss
19-Dec-00 - 08:42 AM
Thread Name: Help: Bronchitis
Subject: RE: Help: Bronchitis
Think yourself lucky! Earlier this year I had a combination of a chest infection and bad asthma triggered by an allergy to cats. I was on steroids and anti-biotics. I had the most terrible pain in my ribs when I coughed, sneezed, laughed etc - and I noticed where the pain was, one of my ribs seemed to be misshapen. I mentioned this to the doctor and he didn't even examine me properly. After the cough was gone, I still had the pain in my ribs and couldn't sleep on my side. Mentioned it to another doc and he sent me for an ultrasound. Turns out I had a cracked rib. I had no idea how I had done it, but someone recently told me that it is possible to crack your ribs by severe coughing!

Get better soon...

Bagpuss