Hi everyone and thanks for reading my post. I am in such a bad flare again with my lower ribs, I feel like I've lost control. The pain has been so bad and non stop for 2 days now. I can barely sleep or function. I have to young kids that I have to care for and I don't know how much more I can take. I have done many tests on my organs near my lower ribs. Upper gi, barium enema, ultrasound of gallbladder, liver etc. x-rays of lungs, ribs and abnomen with no abnormal findings. I can't believe how much pain can be present with negative results. I have read many posts that a gallbladder ultrasound is usually non-invasive and that a HIDA scan is the better way to test the gallbladder. My mom had her gallbladder taken out many years ago and said my symptoms are not typical of gallbladder problems. She said she would get attacks so bad she couldn't walk and then she would feel no pain for awhile. My pain is constant and is more of a burning, pressure twisting kinda of pain. I know many on this board suffer from costochondritis, but could it really be that painful and mimic other illnesses? If anyone has costo and at one point thought it was problems with their stomach, gallbladder etc., please reasure me of this. I am seeing a gastroenoligist(sp), and he will be scheduling me for a endoscopy. I might ask for a HIDA scan as well. I just want this to go away. Sorry for the long post and thank you for listening. Also, when any of you are in alot of pain, does your entire body feel like it's numb. Had that last night..what a scary feeling. God bless you all and hope for better days ahead. Gallbladder attacks usually affect the right side and shoulder, however, my pain is on both sides, and no shoulder pain. Has anyone had gallbladder problems, with the entire rib cage hurting?