Chostochondritis

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I was just diagnosed with chostochondritis/Tietze's syndrome about 4 months ago...been really frustrating.

At first i landed in the ER with chest pains......then sent to cardiologist...did a stress test that was normal, and ECHO that was normal and then a halter monitor that was also normal.

What concerns me the most is  not just the pain, but the heart palpitations.

Does anyone else get heart palpitations from this?

i am on lots of meds but also about 6 weeks ago started the anti-inflammatory diet.  Has helped a lot.  i feel like i need to be even stricter with this...

No gluten, no added sugar, no dairy, no caffeine and no alochol

I find most folks don't understand unless they have had this condiion.

any feedback would be so much appreciated

thanks

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    Hey!

    Just walk you to know that your not alone, when I got diagbosed I went to all these doctors to make sure it wasnt my organs. Once everything checked out to be okay I started physical therapy, I go 3 times a week now and I am on an anti inflammation diet as well! (Vegetarian) Its ween a year July 1st and I am still dealing with it. Jist take it day by day and take tumeric capsules. I do them myself with cinnamon, ginger and Cheyenne pepper as well. It the beggining I thought something was wrong with my heart from the palpatations. I was so scared, it gave me anxiety and I kept going to the er and eventually cardiologist to make sure I didn't have a heart condition. Drink LOT OF WATER and coconut water and high potassium foods. Also do breathing exercises daily. Hope this helps

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      Tumeric is a natural powerful anti inflammatory, i highly recommend taking it. Also I was having palpatations daily and now I have them once a week if that. I would look into going to physical therapy so they can use ultrasound therapy and stretches for you also I use a foam roller on my back daily

      Also eating meat is high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Which leads to heart disease. Has nothing to do with my costco.

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      If you do decide to use turmeric (I don't as I don't believe in alternative medicine), then don't be tricked into buying these ridiculously overpriced pills from health shops. They are just trying to cash in on the current trend.

      You can buy the powder for less than £2, but health shops will try and sell it for anything up to £30.

      My advice, get real proper meds from your doctor, and not curry powder that people with no medical or scientific background claim cures cancer.

      I've been eating curry multiple times a week for 30 years and I've still got costochondritis.

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      Jason your so sassy,

      Calm it down.

      If you read my reply correctly, I prepare my own tumeric pills. I don't go to health shops and buy "over priced trends"

      The only person who's buying an "over priced trend" is you, with your "proper meds" and goverment regulated pharmaceuticals. How does it feel getting cheating by the system?

      "I've been eating curry multiple time's a week for over 30 years and I've still got costochondritis"

      When experiencing inflammation, having curry "multiple times a week" isn't going to prevent you from getting a chronic illness jackass.

      Im here to give advise and help, unlike you who is here judging people's beliefs in natural medicine .

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      Firstly, I never said YOU specifically, YOU weren't the object of the discussion, So if anyone needs to "calm it down", it's most certainly you.

      My point was that there is currently a large volume of people who are buying turmeric pills as if it's some sort of new wonder drug that hasn't been around since.. well.. forever. So my advice was to not be fooled by this sudden consumer demand and price hike, you can get tons of the stuff at the Asian market for a couple of quid.

      And I wouldn't say it was a trend to trust regulated and extensively researched and tested pharmaceuticals.

      As for my curry comment, this is known as being flippant.

      I too am here to give advice and help, but clearly, the other side of the coin, the side that knows vaccinations don't cause autism, who knows the death of an animal for its horn isn't going to cure your impotence, the side that knows that honey isn't a valid substitute for chemotherapy.

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    I too landed in ER with it over 2 years ago, an ECG, X-rays and all the other tests didn't show anything, but I was then diagnosed with Costochondritis.

    I do have heart palpitations with it and take anxiety meds and meloxicam (anti-inflammatory) with paracetamol daily.  Doctors can prescribe beta-blockers which can help with the palpitations.

    I too changed my diet in hopes it would help and lost 2 stone (28lb), and it accomplished absolutely nothing, the pain was just the same.

    I have recently started drinking a glass of red wine each night (I don't regularly drink) for the past month and oddly enough the pain has eased. 

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    Hi, I to get palpations but less now than in the beginning, my costochondritis comes and gos does yours? I also get weide sensations in my arm and headaches, does anybody else, I've had a clear ecg that's all so I'm self diagnosed! But my doctor agrees I'm awaiting my physical therapy appointment, thanks

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    I know exactly how you feel and have had the same symptoms and tests and gone to several specialists too. I now have a cardiol ogist for the palpitations   its called inapproprriate sinus taccacardia. Thank God its benign. I take Beta Blockers and they have helped tremendously. I too have cut out on sugar, alot less carbs, and no caffeine or alcohol. It has definitely helped me. Theres also a gel called Arnica gel whih you might want to try. I know it has helped many people.  Good luck. You will get better!!!!  Just never take no from a Dr. and be persistant.  smile

     

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    • Posted

      I have never heard of Arnica Gel

      i have been using tiger balm but will definately get some Arnica Gel tonight

      anyone else use Arnica Gel?

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      Arnica works great is well AL NATURAL, great for inflammation.

      I use one from greengoo that I get from the Vitamin Shoppe. I have also used the Arnica care from Walgreens but I like the greengoo better as it has essential oils as well. I rub it on as needed

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      Hi, I've had lots of useful information From you in the past and would be grateful if you could tell me do you get headaches and arm sensations I've had a headache for 3days now, thankbyou

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      Hi no I don't get headaches really. But yes Ive had numbness and pain in both arms. I had X rays and MRI . My Dr. wanted to make sure there was nothing there. But I also now have Fibro Myalgia in addition to Costro. Have you had any X rays or ct scans or MRI? Talk to your Dr. express your concerns. Have a great daysmile

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