Do any of you have any suggestions to help the pain from this? It is Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and I am having some pain from this. I get it quite often but I usually call my doctor but if I call today they will just send me to the ER which I want to avoid. I've tried taking Darvocet and the Lidoderm patches and they aren't helping. I also am taking my regular anti-imflammatories and all other meds as usual. My whole left side of my ribs hurt including my shoulder so I know that it is it but if I go to the ER it is going to mean hours so I'm wondering if any of you have any suggestions. I definitely overdid it this past week and am now paying for it.