Does anyone have suggestions how to protect my ribs when I'm coughing?
In the past I broke my left 6th and 7th ribs at the same time coughing. I have now injured my ribs on my right side coughing from asthma. The initial x-ray didn't show a fracture on my right side, but when I broke my left 6th and 7th ribs it only showed up on a bone scan. It is very painful to cough, sneeze and move in certain positions. This how I felt when I broke my ribs before. I have Osteopenia and I take extra Vitamin D. I take oral steroids for severe asthma problems as needed and replacement doses of steroids on a daily basis because I have Addison's Disease. I also take inhaled steroids daily.