About two months and a half ago, I was working on my knees in my flower bed, Well I stood up and saw more weeds, so I bent all the way down from a standing position, and in the process hurt mylower ribs. I stopped what I was doing and came in the house. For the next few days, I just took a little tylenol but kept going. After a few days, I started feeling more pain around the ribs, I put on a spanx like article of clothing and went to walmart with my husband to pick up a bicycle for my grandchild. When we got back I leaned over him while he was on the bike to help him ride it, and I felt the pain, getting worse. I spent a couple of days in bed, because I have pulled a muscle about 15 yrs ago, and ever so often aggravates the muscles, and when I would take it easy with a couple of days bed rest it in time get better when I can assume my normal duties with mild pain, until the pain wanes away. I noticed after about two weeks, the pain was not getting better but traveling to the muscles around the ribs and up higher above the ribs. Went to my family doctor who gave me an Xray to see if the rib may have been cracked or something, or to see if I had gall bladder issues. But the tests, ultra sound, CT scans showed that my gall bladder was not the issue, and was given a strong inflammation shot that got lot of the inflammation out of the higher part of the muscles after two weeks, and the pain traveled back to the lower ribs, I also told my onc, who also sent me for other tests. It gets a little better and then with a little movement, it comes back again with a vengeance. I have been basically house bound except occasional trips about 30 miles or so, but when I get back I am hurting so bad, I have to get in bed. It feels like someone has steel tongs and pinching my muscles and holding them, and when I lay down at night after being up a half a day, which I usually go to bed around 1:00 in the afternoon, whih I have not completely made my bed up for going on 3 months. I know this is long, but I waited a while before I posted, because I knew it would be a challenge to convey the uncomfortableness and describe this ordeal. Sitting on the living room coach hurts me, and my recliner feels better but I usually have to lean back, but my bed is the most comfortable place for me. I am getting stir crazy at times kinda cranky because when I think this will leave me, it lingers and then comes back. I even try to go even though I do not feel it, but think that I will press on in spite of this pain, and maybe work through it, but by the evening or next day get sidelined again. Went to a city 20 miles to take one o f my grandchildren for their yearly checkup, my husband hit two bumps in the road on the ttrip and tthe pain from deep within came to light. This is probably the longest post but bear with me. Well that excursion caused me a few days trying to recoup. I cannot bend down, because if I do, it back set the problem, and I have learned how to pick up things with my toes, not kidding. Without my grandkids help and sometimes my husband we would be in a very unkept home. My onc told me when I come back next month and it is still botherring he will consider taking me off Tasigna for a while. I looked on the website www.chealth.canoe.ca that talks about the side effects of tasigna which include muscles soreness and slow wound healing. And with the talk of mutations, it really concerns me, because I really want to get off off of it myself, but with the talk of mutations, I am not sure this is what I really want to do. My family dr don't really know what else to do unless I go back to him for another inflammation shot, and my onc which is a good dr wants to give it a more time before he goes the next step. But it is almost three months like this and not getting better or going away so far. Any feedback wll be appreciated.
Could tasigna cause me not to heal faster
Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:13 PM
I am not sure about Tasigna, but I do know that Sprycel inhibits the platelet-derived growth factor receptor B, which is used in helping your muscles and ligaments heal.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:47 AM
This pain you have, does it feel like it wraps around your ribs, and feels like a squeezing pain? I had something like that, which my doc called "engirdling" pain. In my case, it was related to a car accident I had been in a year earlier. I was rear ended and got whiplash. The engirdling pain showed up about a year later, so I went back to the orthopedic specialist I was seeing for the whiplash injury. I had a slight bulging disc from the accident, which caused pressure on the major nerves running through my spine.
In the end, he referred me to a neurologist, because he wanted to rule out neurological problems. The engirdling pain would happen most often when I sat down. It almost felt like a wave that came from my neck, went down my back, then wrapped around my ribs and squeezed so hard I couldn't breathe. The neurologist Diagnosed it as a muscle spasm from tight neck muscles, and put me muscle relaxers around the clock for a week or two. She then sent me to PT to do gentle neck stretching exercises. That helped.
Anyway, I bring this up becuase I do not know if the doctors you saw ordered any X-rays, MRIs, etc., of your spine or neck. That's how they found my bulging disc. Could be you need to see an orthopedic doc, if you haven't already.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:01 AM
thanks for the info. I believe tasigna does the same thing
Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:01 AM
Happycat it is just located in the rib area, and sometimes above the area.
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