Author Topic: Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen  (Read 8880 times)

[Buddie]

Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen
« on: November 08, 2011, 11:47:58 pm »
I had to google to figure out the actual name for this part of my body.  For anyone else that doesn't know, it's the the middle of the base of your rib cage -- where they meet.  For girls, it's where the mid-point of the front of your bra sits. 

I noticed last night that this area was tender and started poking around on it.  There's also a lump.  After doing some google research, it looks like this is yet another weird withdrawal symptom. 

Anyone else have it?
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[Buddie]

Re: Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 12:35:11 am »
That's strange that you would look into that. I had that symptom and didn't think much about it. Thought maybe I had leaned on something and bruised it. Told my wife and she said "Everything is a freaking symptom of withdrawal"... ::) Yes. And that's a good thing. It means it's going to go away instead of develop into some other problem. Jeez! So thanks for posting your finding! Mine is gone back to normal. And that's a good thing!
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[Buddie]

Re: Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 12:40:43 am »
Yes!  I have this!    I just thought it was part of my benzo belly.  When i touch it, it feels tender like a bruise.   :'(
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[Buddie]

Re: Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 12:46:07 am »
Jeez!  I'm starting to think that there's not a single part of our bodies that isn't weirdly effected by the withdrawal/detox.
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[Buddie]

Re: Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 01:01:24 am »
It's actually part of your sternum, it's a piece of cartilage.
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[Buddie]

Re: Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 01:16:56 am »
I read that.  Who knew a piece of cartilage could swell & become tender.
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[Buddie]

Re: Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 02:37:20 am »
Yes, very strange. Possibly due to it absorbing more water, but that's just a guess.
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[Buddie]

Re: Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 03:52:45 am »
Possibly due to it absorbing more water, but that's just a guess.

Could be.  My system is definitely going up and down with water retention.
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[Buddie]

Re: Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 05:10:33 pm »
Oh my, a fellow bb sent me this posting due to I had posted a question about sore breast. Little did she know when she replied and referred me, that I also had sternum pain. I thought my osteopenia had gotten soooo bad and I had cracked my sternum during a chiropractor adjustment. I quit getting adjustments and upped my calcium. Am so relieved it wasn't from adjustments - that was just too freaky believing I was falling apart that much. I can accept it being a freaky benzo wd symptom - this whole wd process has been freaky crazy. Gotta  :laugh: to keep from letting it beat you. Sally 
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[Buddie]

Re: Today's new crazy symptom: xiphoid process sore/tender/swollen
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 06:23:11 pm »
I had this last year. I wasnt benzo wise back then and probably weened too fast off my ativan. thats how all my cycles started... id ween off ativan, have a mystery symptom, which would cause health anxiety, drs would say its anxiety, and to start my ativan back up... sure enough ativan cleared every mystery symptom up, until I weened off of it again. lol. Can't [...] it took me 4 years to figure this all out.

The good news is, now I'm not as much of a hypochondriac, b/c now I can point out my mystery symptoms to benzo w/d. :)

My sternum felt sore for about a month... but it left. =) It was a hard feeling to describe, I couldnt tell if it was my heart or my rib cage... but my dr said you have tons of muscles in your rib cage.

If it's bothering you in a week still, may not hurt to get it checked out for peace of mind. =)
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