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Costochondritis and Tietze's Syndrome

Also known as Tietze's Syndrome

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  • Shortness of breath with Costochondritis?

    I was diagnosed with Costochondritis and I have been noticing shortness of breath along with pain. I have had EKG's and chest xrays as well as blood tests. My doctor firmly believes this is not a heart issue. Has anyone else noticed shortness of breath with this? My pain is mainly in my sternum but...

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  • Costochondritis concerns

    I'm a 23 year old female who is very overweight (260 pounds, but trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle). Four days ago, while lying in bed, I began having chest pains that felt as if my heart was being squeezed. I wasted no time in getting to a doctor, where I was promptly diagnosed with costochondritis,...

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  • Costo or not costo

    Fed up going to GP and being sent away. Crippling headaches, dizzy spells, pain in chest, left leg and arm. Various trips to A&E including one where I fell ill at work. ECG and Blood tests come back clear as did D-Dimer and chest xray. Dr doesnt want to listen to me. Went again yesterday and he's...

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  • ACUPUNCTURE AND DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS PAIN

    I am thinking about having acupuncture and/or deep tissue massage for my Costo pain . I've had manual deep tissue massage before but the acupuncturist thought that an NHS approved piece of kit that oscillates to give the same effect as a deep tissue massage, called a Physiopod, might be better for...

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  • Healing Costochondritis and Anxiety

    Hi All, I have been dealing with Costochondritis for nearly 5 months and like all of you, am at my wits end! It came about after I had experienced a very intense 3 month period of extreme anxiety due to lots of little and big stress factors in my life. I had a lot of physical symptoms accompany my anxiety...

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  • Costiopain and gastritis

    Was diagnosed with costio/tietze a few months ago, I have all the tests, ekg,ecg,ango,exrays,full body scan, ct scans, ect.. When feel pain I push on my ribs in upper chest near sternum it hurts and then goes away, and I can feel my ribs much more prominent on left side than the right. Also had a upper...

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  • Pain in left shoulder blade and under ribs

    well it’s week 4 lots heat visit foR massage and still have a gnawing pain in left scapula and under ribs and radiates down upper arm, also sometimes most odd moves to other side my scapula does get knotted it I googled and lung cancer come up funnily enough had pain under rib and was cancer so I am...

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  • Confused

    I went to see a different doctor yesterday about different concerns I’m having. I said about my soaring heart rate and said I’ve been told it’s all to do with Costo. She said I’d get checked out again Costo doesn’t cause soaring heart rate it’s just inflammation of the ribs. More worrying for me. Can...

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  • My Costo and Tietze symptoms

    Hi everyone, I wanted to share my story as I find it impossible to get any information specifically relating to what I have gone through. Im Nick, im 28 and here is my story. My hope is that some people out there sharing the same symptoms can breathe a bit easier knowing they are not the only ones ...

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  • Living with Costo

    I know I’ve probably asked this question before but is it normal to have a heart rate of between 48 to 54 whilst resting on a night and even a slow walk can put my heart rate up to 170. Also my ribs feel like they are on fire intermittent chest and back pain and trying to lift anything heavy leaves me...

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  • Costocondrits burning on left side and center

    Hi guys new member here.. so here's my story. One day i started to get this sore pain in the center of my ribs ignored it for a few weeks and it got to the point I went to see the Dr he sead it's costocondrits.. can this move around the whole ribs area with a burning sharp pain? I take naproxen...

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  • Chest pain serious? Or just anxiety

    I’ve been recently getting heart palation, and they don’t last long, they come and they go for like 2 seconds, very scary but they’re harmless. Ive been suffering with anxiety for 2 years now, took meds for a while but got off, only took meds because I experienced an anxiety attack, to the point where...

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  • new to forum, diagnosed with costchondritis

    first diagnosed 3 years ago. Suddenly had pain in left side of chest, sharp stabbing pains, hurt to breath and any kind of movement. Had breast cancer (had implants as a result) so instantly thought something had gone wrong with them).Was sent to breast clinic, but mammagams, scans etc, showed all was...

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  • Costochondritis or something more sinister?

    Hi everyone. I have been reading peoples reviews on this forum for quite some time now.  After endless visits to the docs and 2 of our local hospitals. Blood tests, MRI scans and 1 CT scan, the "specialists" told my dad that he had costochondritis. After coming on here and some other forums,...

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  • What has helped with this??

    Ive had this for about 6 years now..diagnosed about 7 months ago after many trips and tests..i havent found anything that really helps...anyone out there find relief while in an episode?

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  • Things that help me for costocondrits

    Honest guys this helps me a lot I go from pure burning and sore to slight paid by doing strechs laying on my back and moving around lifting both my arms above my head and counting to 50 then release stand up and twist 10 times to the right and 10 to the left keep a straight back so the sore joint gets...

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  • Dizziness

    Chest pain dizziness occasionally I get a pain in my ear low resting heart rate that goes high when on a steady walk also head pressure. Anyone else feeling this way going out of my head with worry. Thank you in advance 

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  • Costochondritis for almost a year?

    About 7 or 8 months ago I started having sharp chest pain.  It felt like pulled muscles and I thought maybe it was from playing basketball for too long.  But I've had this chest pain almost constantly for these past several months.  Anytime I do any kind of physical activity that involves...

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  • Costo flare up and lower RHR

    Last week at work, I moved the wrong way and my Costo pain came back. I have a Fitbit Alta and noticed that my resting heart rate has dropped. It's usually in the low 60s and now has dipped into the 50s. Has anyone else had this happen?

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  • Costochondritis for years?

    For years I've dealt with on and off left breast pain (or so I thought) but it's never bothered me enough to be worried, recently it's got bad enough where my anxiety levels were through the roof and I convinced myself I had a serious condition. I began frantic obsessive googling which I...

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  • Costochondritis for 2 years, can't work, can't hold my daughter.

    I'm posting because if anything, I need to vent. I've suffered from Costochondritis for over 2 years now, it started the day my daughter was born. 10 years my wife and I had been trying to conceive, so the day my daughter was born should have been the happiest day of my life, but it became one...

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  • Tight rib cage

    Hi does anyone else have what feels like a really tight rib cage . It’s really hard to take a deep breath and the pain is radiating from breast pain to shoulder pain 

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  • Costo and tietze

    I have had costo for over a year now and it playes up often , sometimes i feel almost swollen in my ribs under my arms they just burn etc, question is when iv googled tietze it says lumps and redness is the key thing to look for but reading all these forums people say they have tietzes without lumps...

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  • costochondritis treatment

    Hi its almost been a week and the pain is till there if i lift so  i went to urgent care today and they check my heart Xray on my chest and felt when my gallballder with her hand ,so the all that came back normal and she said i have costochondritis and to rest i been taking tyneal and it okay...

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  • New tietze symptoms??

    I've suffered with tietze syndrome too for nearly a year now, the very first time I had a flare it it was my ribs,breast, breast bone, upper arm and shoulder blades. It seems to come and go every few month with me. And always tend to have some sort of 5 second panic like I'm about to faint or...

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  • Additional Symptoms of Tietze's Syndrome

    I have been suffering from Tietze's Syndrome for over three months now and every day i'm experiencing additional symptoms. Now I know I'm probably suffering from Anxiety as well as the above, but I just thought id tell you what other symptoms i'm experiencing to see if it relates to...

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  • My costochondritis could be treated - despite what GP's said

    i am fit 66 yr old woman. two years ago i did a sort of 'push up' between the backs of two straight back chairs. i experienced an almost electrical 'twanging' sensation throughout my chest, causing me to drop to my knees. not excruciating pain - THAT came over the following days - such...

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  • Costochondritis pain and discomfort

    Im 31 and was diagnosed with costochondritis about a year ago. Its kinda lasted the whole year, but recently, over the past few months its been really bad....went back to my gp twice in the last 2 weeks because was convinced it was something more serious. The main tenderness has been on my left lower...

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  • Deep breaths

    Does anyone have trouble taking a deep breath and feel quite restricted even without any pain. Although I have Costochondritis I sometimes wounder if it’s my lungs that are th problem 

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