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Costochondritis and Tietze's Syndrome

Also known as Tietze's Syndrome

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  • Pain drifts to lower ribs ouch

    I have suffered with this for a long time but recently I've only been getting pain in the low ribs and the floating ribs with stab pain in sternum at times . It can be so tender . Anyone else experiencing this

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  • Flare up

    Hello all it is 1/30 am here and I am having a flare up got up to check on my daughter as she suffers from anxiety like me and I went to lie down moved the wrong way and got hit with pain right side of sturnum .... did cold right away took Advil and now alternating between cold and heat I hate this ......

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  • Indigestion and costochondritis

    I'm 66 ,female and have fibromyalgia. Off and on since February I have been having attacks of indigestion that are not food related. Starts usually between breasts or shoulder blades. My Dr. prescribed prilosec which I took faithfully till August and realized it was making me worse! He then said...

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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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  • 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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  • Can this really be costochondritis?

    After multiple tests I was diagnosed with IBS, mild gastritis and reflux about 3 months ago. 2 weeks ago I started to get pain in just one rib on my right side just above my right breast. The rib feels a bit swollen (well when I gently feel along it, it definately sits outwards more then the same rib...

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  • It's hereditary!

    My Dad has Costochondritis, I have Costochondritis and now my 19 year old son has just been diagnosed with it! It can't be a coincidence surely? Is it hereditary?

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  • Tietze syndrome or heart problems? Out of my mind with worry.

    Hi, can anyone please help? For the last 3 weeks I've had on and off shooting pains in my chest and arm some times pain other times it feels like electric type pain! And sometimes up my neck Mostly all on my left side. I went to AE twice with Chest, arm pain and breathing difficulties, first time...

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  • Leg/arm shooting pain, tingling everywhere, costo?

    I have been on a journey to find out just what is wrong with me. It all started with what I thought was an oblique injury. I have all sorts of symptoms and I have been wondering if costo might be part of it. I get an fullness feeling my abdomen though and I get tingling and sharp pains in both my arms...

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  • Costochondritis pain and discomfort

    I am a 39 yr old mother of a 5yr old daughter. I live in Newry, northern Ireland. I was diagnosed with costochondritis 2 years ago this month. Like everyone elses case I have read on here I was totally convinced there was something more serious wrong with me and argued with my Doctor for a long time...

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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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  • Sudden Left Shoulder pain and arm pain

    Hi, I've been having alot of symptoms recently chest pain /electric feeling shooting chest pain, squeezing pain around upper left arm bicep tingly in left fingers all on and off and sore tender ribs around breast bone and tender ribs in back, I have been talking to people who suffer costochondritis...

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  • Costochondritis&anxiety - does anyone else feel the same?

    So I was diagnosed with costochondritis 4 years ago. I’d had sharp pains every couple of weeks/months and then one day I sat up from laying down and had such a sharp pain go up my chest that it physically took my breath away. I was hospitalised and they diagnosed me with costo. At the time, it didn’t...

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  • Costo or Not? Secondary Pain Lower Left Rib.

    Hello all, About 6-8 months into having Costochondritis I developed a seperate pain in the lower left rib. At first, the pain in my chest was so bad, and I was so concerned it was heart related it wasn't my priorty. Slowly over the last year the pains have flipped. My chest is doing much better,...

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  • Possible costochondritis. Any advice please

    Hello I will be 70 in a,weeks time and have several health problems. A few years ago I was told that I have degeneration in the neck and add spine. I also have arthritis in knees and possibly hips. I am used to pain but admit I have a very low pain threshold. About 4 weeks ago I started suffer pain...

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  • BACKPOD for Costochondritis/Tietze's

    I hope that fellow sufferers of Costochondritis / Tietze's may benefit from the following information. You may have considered buying a BACKPOD but are perhaps put off because it seems a little expensive for what it is. However, after trying out all sorts of cures for Costochondritis I decided that...

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  • I have chest/rib cage/breast pain. It hurts to press on...

    I have chest/rib cage/breast pain. It hurts to press on those areas. This has been going on for 8 weeks. Could I have Tietzes Syndrome? I am 53 and also suffer from fibromyalgia. Does anyone out there have these problems? I am a teacher of young children and this is affecting my work. This message...

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  • Is it possible to have slipping rib syndrome in upper ribs

    I feel as though my 1st or second rib are either detached or not firmly attached to the sternum on the left side. This can cause pain and make breathing difficult (I think I tend to do paradoxical breathing on the left side). I've been dealing with this since 1993 and never got a diagnosis. Part...

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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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  • Flying with costochondritis...

    I am flying for the first time ever in 2 months and i was recently diagnosed with costochondritis. Is it safe to fly with this diagnosis and what can i do to help relieve the symptoms. 

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  • Do you get crunching in chest area?

    Does anyone else experience cracking/crunching in the sternum area? Or the feeling that you need to crack your sternum.  I get this especially when I'm doing light exercise like rotating my shoulders (especially forwards) or when raising/lowering my shoulders. It tends to feel localised on...

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  • Costochondritis - how long can this last?

    About 10 months ago, during a lecture in my final year of uni I took extreme chest pain. It hurt so much I could hardly get a breath. I couldn't even bend over to pick up my bag. I ended up in A&E and after some tests I was diagnosed with costochondritis and left with anti-inflammatory tablets...

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  • Doctor

    Has anyone had a hard time getting this dignosis? I have never once had a doctor bring it up. Had the heart work up, GI work up, etc. I still get nervous every time I feel chest pain. Some days it's constant (hours and hours). Sometimes it's sharper and like a locilzed squeeze (typically when...

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  • Tightness after eating?

    Does anyone else experience muscle tightness after or even during a meal? I just ate a regular sized meal and my left chest and slight middle of chest feels heavy and tight. Not particularly painful or uncomfortable, just not how my chest usually feels. I have experienced tingling, pins and needles...

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  • Desperate for answer

    Hello. I'm not even sure I belong here but I'm in pain and nobody has answer. I'm 39, active female. 12 weeks ago, I started having pain in my left rib, sometimes dull sometimes about 7 out of 10. It gets better when I sleep, put heat on. It sometimes radiates in my mid spine and my left...

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  • Surgery and Costochondritis

    Hi, has anyone ever had surgery for costochondritis? i.e. cartilage removal or permanent nerve blocks? I've had this for 7 years (basically my entire 20s!) and I have tried literally everything else!

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  • Pain in upper left breast not under chest plate

    Some years back I had an accident in my vehicle where the seat belt strap actually cause some pain since then I've been having this pain pretty much where the sea Bill crosses from left to right starting at the shoulder going down to the breast the pain is never under the chest plate always on top...

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  • Costochondritis Worries

    21, female. Went to ER recently and have been diagnosed with Costochondritis, but I'm really not all that convinced... My symptoms include: -Mainly shoulder blade pain (pain in both or at one side) Also pain between the shoulder blades -Chest pain/tightness/heaviness (not right in the middle but...

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  • Pain on the left side of chest

    I have had costeo for about 2 years but within the last year the pain is unbearable at times.  I can not wear anything around my chest that is tight like a bra or even tight shirts, a car seat strap or carry my purse even.  My doc does not like to give pain medicine for it rather gave me pain...

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