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Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 596
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I took a hit on the #1 rib left side and have been a total bitch every since! It is one of the few times to scream like a little school girl and not get your man card pulled.

Anybody have this before and how did you do things like sleep? Any help would be....Helpful!!!

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Registered: 04/17/06
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hey Kelly


besides skating, I've raced Motocross


I've jacked every part of my body


back in February I did my ribs at work


I've never done my ribs before


as for sleeping, good luck


other than when my back goes out from a previous racing injury I've never ever felt anything like the rib thing


I know what your feeling - trust me




- Mike




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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 2,220
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I had a couple of broken ribs, they take forever to heal. Whatever you do....don't sneeze. 

Eat lot's of Motrin...

Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 1,731
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it hurts
for a long time
sleep is difficult

sorry, but that's the sad truth, i've been around your block three maybe four times

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 158
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6-8 weeks of don't sneeze, don't cough, don't laugh, don't ......

Good luck. I did a lot of ibuprofen for cracked ribs and that's probably not entirely recommended.

Was it the coping that got you?

Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 41
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Do what you normally do, just sleep on the oppsite side of your body.
Time is the only remedy.

Registered: 03/23/04
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When I had bruised ribs, I had to learn to sleep on my back. That helped for sure. Had been used to sleeping on my side - but sleeping on either side hurt too much.

Also tried to avoid laughing because that stretched the ribs and hurt. So no funny movies!

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Registered: 04/09/10
Posts: 4,206
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One thing if you take Ibuprofen, You must eat something before or right after. That shit eats your stomach alive! Don't forget to ice as much as possible.


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Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 596
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My ribs hurt so much that laughing is not a problem...LOL. Ouch!

So I guess I am doing the right thing. Nothing. The doc said that pain killers could be a bad thing masking something worse, tapeing can cause illness because of shallow breathing, embrace the suck and live with it.

I am going to stop fighting Ninja's on rooftops. That is what got me into trouble the last time!

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Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 1,297
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Broke four ribs playing rugby when I was younger.  As far as I know there is nothing you can do but grin and bear it.

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Registered: 01/24/06
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Not nearly the same thing...but I always slept on my side. When I had my broken neck and wore a neck brace for 12 weeks, I slept pretty comfortably in a recliner. Couldn't roll over when I wanted but it got me through.

Sending healing vibes.... (((((*)))))

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Registered: 06/28/12
Posts: 172
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DUDE i hurt my ribs about 6 months ago at work, was on light duty for a bout 4 weeks, then i got wheel bite about a month later, went down on right side had to take two weeks off from work and was sore for about 4 more weeks to where i could function again and then about two to three weeks after that i crashed on my longboard  Not sure what happend but landed on my left  side
and i am still not 100% about 6 weeks later, have hardly skated at all, I ordered  this so i can feel better about skating,
OH my elbow is still sore so i orded elbow pads too
its going to hurt for a long time, heat ... Ice ... pain killers rest is about all you can do  good luck, it sucks.

Registered: 10/04/10
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Originally Posted by epsaltis
Broke four ribs playing rugby when I was younger.  As far as I know there is nothing you can do but grin and beer it.

fixed that for ya!

just a heads up, sometimes you land with your elbow in front of your ribs and it can break them, later you're like "how in god's name did i break my ribs?"
best KJ!

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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 2,837
Reply with quote  #14 
time....and more time...takes a while...maybe you can get ya one of those elastic/velcro rib belts to make coughing and sneezing a little easier to stand..

Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 1,565
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Really good hash helps with the pain.
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