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anyone else ever have costocondritis?

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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I am so sick of this!   i have been getting this on and off for over 10 years! its chest pain caused by your muscles, ribs, sternum, etc. i feel like i have a knife lodged in my chest right now, everytime i go to the doctor they tell me to take advil which is completely useless.

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m0m2twoboys
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 9:12 AM

I havent had the pain in so long but I know the pain. I know it sux and for the dr to just tell you, take a pill. UGH it hurts!!!! I remember I felt like I was having a heart attack. Not cool. I feel ya girl. 

Septpreggo
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Quoting m0m2twoboys:

I havent had the pain in so long but I know the pain. I know it sux and for the dr to just tell you, take a pill. UGH it hurts!!!! I remember I felt like I was having a heart attack. Not cool. I feel ya girl. 


thanks yes it feels like a heart attack but mine always comes back anyone else?
m0m2twoboys
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 9:22 AM


Quoting Septpreggo:


Quoting m0m2twoboys:

I havent had the pain in so long but I know the pain. I know it sux and for the dr to just tell you, take a pill. UGH it hurts!!!! I remember I felt like I was having a heart attack. Not cool. I feel ya girl. 


thanks yes it feels like a heart attack but mine always comes back anyone else?

Have you done any research on it?

I found this. Recurring costochondritis could be a symptom of fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia often have several tender spots. The upper part of the breastbone is a common tender spot.

Also I have been on anti-depressants for yrs now, thats probably what is helping me.

To ease your pain until it fades, your doctor may recommend:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve)
  • Antidepressants,specifically a category of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants, if pain is making it difficult to sleep at night
  • Muscle relaxants, which can also help ease pain

Septpreggo
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 9:27 AM


Quoting m0m2twoboys:


Quoting Septpreggo:


Quoting m0m2twoboys:

I havent had the pain in so long but I know the pain. I know it sux and for the dr to just tell you, take a pill. UGH it hurts!!!! I remember I felt like I was having a heart attack. Not cool. I feel ya girl. 


thanks yes it feels like a heart attack but mine always comes back anyone else?

Have you done any research on it?

I found this. Recurring costochondritis could be a symptom of fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia often have several tender spots. The upper part of the breastbone is a common tender spot.

Also I have been on anti-depressants for yrs now, thats probably what is helping me.

To ease your pain until it fades, your doctor may recommend:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve)
  • Antidepressants,specifically a category of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants, if pain is making it difficult to sleep at night
  • Muscle relaxants, which can also help ease pain


THANK YOU!!!! im actually starting to wonder if i have fibro, my doc did prescrible muscle relaxants but they make me too tired to take care of my dd   i was actually thinking of trying antidepressants so im so glad u said that! Thanks!

m0m2twoboys
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 9:29 AM


Quoting Septpreggo:

 

Quoting m0m2twoboys:


Quoting Septpreggo:


Quoting m0m2twoboys:

I havent had the pain in so long but I know the pain. I know it sux and for the dr to just tell you, take a pill. UGH it hurts!!!! I remember I felt like I was having a heart attack. Not cool. I feel ya girl. 


thanks yes it feels like a heart attack but mine always comes back anyone else?

Have you done any research on it?

I found this. Recurring costochondritis could be a symptom of fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia often have several tender spots. The upper part of the breastbone is a common tender spot.

Also I have been on anti-depressants for yrs now, thats probably what is helping me.

 

To ease your pain until it fades, your doctor may recommend:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve)
  • Antidepressants,specifically a category of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants, if pain is making it difficult to sleep at night
  • Muscle relaxants, which can also help ease pain


THANK YOU!!!! im actually starting to wonder if i have fibro, my doc did prescrible muscle relaxants but they make me too tired to take care of my dd   i was actually thinking of trying antidepressants so im so glad u said that! Thanks!

Your very welcome, your the 1st person Ive ever talked to that has had costo, I thought it was all in my head.

BTW my aunt has fibro, I wish you luck what your treatments and pain.

hockey_momma
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 3:55 PM

I have it and it is chronic because of a sports injury as a kid. I get a flare up once every 2 years and it lasts for a month or two.

~Jessica


I LOVE HOCKEY


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