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Costochondritis and Tietze's Syndrome

Also known as Tietze's Syndrome

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  • Pain !

    Hi there fellow sufferers I am new to this forum but was wondering if anyone had any different ideas for the relief of the horrendous costo pain I am fed up taking painkillers but don't really help anyway. Any ideas or suggestions would be grateful. I've had this since April after a bout of bronchitis....

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  • Is it costochondritis?

    Hello, So last November I was experiencing chest pain (I'm a 19 y/o female) and went to the doctors and had an ECG and blood tests (all normal) it wasn't until I saw a doctor who specialises in heart problems that she said the pain was my ribs. She pushed down hard on my left ribs and the pain...

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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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  • 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 and breast tenderness

    Do any of you with Costochondritis ever experience breast tenderness? My Costo also moves from side to side. I was diagnosed on June 20 2017 through my local ER! When I followed up with my PCP he reviewed all of my blood work and discovered I also have Hypothyroidism. 

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  • Tietze's specialist

    My 18 year old daughter has had severe Tietze's syndrome for 4 years.  She has recently seen the pain specialist at our local hospital who has suggested changing her medication.  Previously she was taking 7 different medications a day.  Her new GP has said that if she can find a Specialist...

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  • Pain before menstruation

    Hello everyone, I was diagnosed with costochronditis in January of this year. I' ve been experiencing pain off and on....mainly on my left side of my rib cage. Ive recently notice that I tend to get these flare ups right before I start my period along with joint pain. The pain then usually subsides...

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  • Uncommon costo symptoms

    Costochondritis is unfortunately, not widely known or discussed and I've got more information from here than my gp. Although I'm lucky to say I'm 80-90% healed, I've reached a plateau. I wanted to share some of the less common symptoms I've experienced in my healing process for...

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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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  • New to Costco.. Struggling with anxiety and disbelief

    Hello everyone! I was recently diagnosed with Costochondritis. I have had pain for about two weeks now. I've had blood work, 2 EKG's, and chest xray. All were fine. I still have a stress test and some cardio tests on the way that give me anxiety because I feel that I can't exercise any more...

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  • Worried I'll have this for life.

    I'm a 27 year old female and I started having pains in my chest about 2 years ago but kept getting told it was anxiety and nothing wrong with me. Finally, after seeing a new GP I was diagnosed with Tietze syndrome. Whilst I find the symptoms and pain come and go I feel each time it returns it brings...

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  • No idea now

    So my background is told i had costochrondritis for last 4 years. And for 7 months it had settled down till I aggrevated it about a month ago . So went to see the gp who ruled out cardiac and lungs fine x-ray clear so sent me today for a ultrasound scan Which ibe had but the guy who did it said i...

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  • Pain Management?

    I have had costochondritis for at least four years, possibly longer because I'm not sure when it started. I used to have it mostly on my left side, which caused several trips to the ER thinking it was my heart. For a while I thought it was gone, however the past few months I have had it on my right...

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  • On the mend

    Celebrex didn't work but advil did. Walking definitely helps. I had 6 physio sessions which has helped big time and he explained that it's coming from my back. The fibres in between your spine get inflamed and go through the spaces in between your ribs. I went for a chest x ray and all is good....

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  • Costco?

    Hi everyone  im 54 female and have arthritis in my full spine but for months had this chronic rib cage pain that would affect the upper back and both sides but never the front, it would last 2 hours after I got up from a nights sleep. I have now had it constantly all day and night making it difficult...

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  • Costo Pain

    Hi, I've suffered with Costochondritis for just over 6 years. It comes and goes but recently has really bothered me and like many, it has made me irritable and moody. Nobody understands the pain. I also have a heart condition, heart failure, which is an added worry as sometimes i panic it's not...

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  • Costochondritis or something else?

    Hi all I am a 42yr old male living in the UK, and for as long as i can remember i have had this painjust below my left breast, it is like a stabbing / shooting pain that sometimes takes my breath away and sometimes it feels like it going through my in a straight line towards my back shoulder blade...also...

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  • Costo or not ???

    I have just joined this group and read all or most of the discussions about this condition I am experiencing so many of the symptoms you all have I am 5years breast cancer free but I've returned to my consultant with the worry it has come back in my lungs as secondary I've had a ct scan 5 days...

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  • Costo advice

    So I've started getting costo symptoms again since October/November last year when I thought I had a heart problem - this was a very stressful time but luckily I saw the right doctor who pressed firmly on my ribs and confirmed the pain was my ribs as I sat there in agony lol I don't feel like...

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  • Stinging pain or itching with costochondritis?

    Hello. Happy I've found this forum! I also suffer from costochondritis and have a flare up now with left chest, neck and shoulder pain but this time, pain feels also stinging and also get itching in or around the affected areas. Anybody experienced this before? Thanks.

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  • Questions!?

    So I have posted here before. Heat pain going on a year and a half (really started after being t boned). I have been told what it isnt (heart). I feel it on the left side of my sternum, it is not deep, I feel it in my bones. Shoulder, back , and neck also get tight. My question is does this sound like...

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  • Costochondritis

    I was diagnosed with Costochondritis yesterday! I thought I was having major heart problem and or possible stroke issues. Having an ekg, blood work, & X-rays done on Monday with great results I was released from ER with a stress test scheduled. The next day, (Tuesday) around 1pm my pain was till...

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  • Costochondritis and bad chest discomfort

    Hello everyone, I am a 19 year old fairly healthy female. I have had "costo" for about 3 years now. I have no idea how this costo came, but lately it has been giving me hell. I also suffer with anxiety, so this does not make it any better. I was wondering if any of you have had the symptoms...

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  • Hot weather and costo

    Can anyone tell me if costo symptoms are exaserbated during very hot weather ? I find I suffer really painful upper body and left arm pain when temperatures are high!

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  • connective tissue weakness

    I was diagnosed with MS 10 yrs ago.  I am now 54 yo.  My tendons or something about me seems to get injured very easily. I also had a fall with an injury that has been very painful and strange.  I had chest pain-right side.  I've had all sorts of tests done and they can find nothing....

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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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  • Has anyone experienced these symptoms with tietze syndrome?

    I have experienced symptoms of this syndrome for sometime, but have only recently received a diagnosis. As well as symptoms of pain in the chest, neck and arms I have also been experiencing an irregular heartbeat and abdominal discomfort. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms?

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  • Pain go away chronic costochondrtitis

    Cant sleep. Medications don't work. Can't put socks and shoe's without excruciating pain. Left hand side of my ribs, breast and sternum. Totally in agony. Need to sleep. Cant take time off work. Headaches hot and cold sweats. Dry mouth runny nose all because of this crap. And I am frigging...

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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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  • 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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  • Even when sternum not severe ribs still tender

    I am a costo sufferer and have found that sometimes when there is no crushing sternum pain I still get a very sore sternum that can ache and be tender and that alot of my ribs will still be tender along with tender shoulder and occasional left arm pain, so what I actually mean is sometimes you don't...

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