Costochondritis

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Costochondritis

Postby Picklepudding » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:26 am

Oh my goodness, I'm in agony. I've had Costochondritis a few times in the last couple of years and the first time I had it I thought I was having a heart attack! It's now back with a vengeance and having looked it up it appears that people with fibro are more susceptible to getting it. Splendid. Another thing to add to the list.

I'm feeling a little fed up today!
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Re: Costochondritis

Postby Tracie » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:00 am

Hugs.
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Re: Costochondritis

Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:54 pm

It is something that is often associated with FM. Treatment for it tends to involve anti~inflamms to help beat the inflammation of the cartilage in and around the rib cage.

It might be worth a word with your pharmacist or GP, depending on how much it is affecting things, about what could be suitable for you to ease things.
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Re: Costochondritis

Postby funnybunny » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:23 pm

sending soft gentle hugs your way. I have this too and I put lidocaine patches on it to help when needed, maybe talk to your dr about something to help ease it
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Re: Costochondritis

Postby smiler22 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:05 pm

hi all.
I have had costochondritis that many times each year. I seem to at times only get a couple of weeks in between before getting it again. I usually get the shortness of breath followed by the severe pain after. so have to take prn of salbutamol, first to make sure if it is asthma or not. but I get it particularly if im stressed as a lot of folk are more sublte to it if you are stressed. an dthen a lot of firo sufferers tend to get it too. the other I get is I put out the pectoral muscle in my left shoulder as I walk with a crutch n my right side. so between them I end up bak at the gp lol. .... I am fed up with it. but like pickle pudding I have lots of other probs that I was born with. one prob so rare that with an accident I had on top adding to it . there is no one my age older than me that has the problem. so im often used as a guinea pig when they try to operate and treat me. my specialist calls me special . as he is learning along with me when he treats me. he know hows a normal person with a problem with the limb should be but mine is completely differently wired up an dbone wise. lol. triky to explain. ad cannot tell you to google it as they haven't got it on anywhere on here. as ive looked.
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