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Severe left side pain when sleeping, last night I awoke and

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Customer: Severe left side pain when sleeping, last night I awoke and could not move my body, I had rolled onto left side, severe pain - a 9 or 10, never felt like that ever in my life. My husband had to help me roll over to one side, I couldn't do it myself. Middle, around rib cage area. I'm 45, healthy, I workout 2-3 times a week, once a week with trainer. No pain while urinating.
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Customer: It felt like somebody kicked me as I hard as possible, it became bruised, and then it was kicked again even harder.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.


Is pain located in left chest or lower left abdomen?

Do you have nausea,vomiting?


Shortness of breath?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medication?


Back pain?

Neck stiffness?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Near bottom of left rib cage. Inside that area. Pain is less than 1 right now, i can just feel where the pain radiated from, but on 3 ibuprofens. On monday i had severe migraime, with nausea, but it lasted for about 6 hours. No other pain, stiffness, fever.
I take 3-4000 iu vitamin d, 1/2 centrum multivitamin, fish oil, and claritin generic every day.
Heavy bleeding for past 10 years during periods first 3 days, clotting every few minutes is my norm. My last period was dec. 27th, i start every 21 days.
No back pain or shortness of breath.
The pain occurs while sleeping on left side. This morning at 5 it was the most pain ive had in my life, even more than childbirth.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
3 or 4 of the 1000 iu vitamin d's
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.

It’s my first priority to serve you.
Thanks for providing more information.

Well as you describe,with the severity of pain possible causes may include Kidney stone,Gastritis,Costochondritis,Diverticulitis.

You can continue Ibuprofen alternatively with Tylenol until you see your doctor.

Also add OTC Prilosec.

Eat small meals throughout the day.

Hydrate yourself with plenty of fluids.

Warm compresses with a heating pad can be helpful.

If pain is unbearable then a visit to ER should be considered for pain management.

Injectable antispasmodic medications and IV fluids can be given.

In case of infection,antibiotics can be prescribed.

Otherwise make an appointment with your doctor for further evaluation and management.

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Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.

If you have any further query then we can discuss it thoroughly rather than give us poor/bad service.