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I was diagnosed with costochondritis at an Urgent Care a few years back. The really painful symptoms seem to come and go - right now I am having horrible symptoms that I think are the costo, but I really need to connect with people who get it and can hopefully relate.
My current (well, past) doctor heard "chest pain" and she immediately focused on cardiac issues. Would (will) not see or talk to me until I have a stress test with imaging at $4000. I've told her about the pain and she blows me off. I am sooo frustrated because I've had this same experience with other doctors (and not just about the pain) and feel completely alone.
I have soreness (like bruising) in my ribcage on both sides, my sternum, legs and arms. Chest pain that is aching - on both sides but predominantly on the left, along with neck and collarbone pain. It also hurts mid-back. And in bed - really bad when I sleep on my side.
I'm seeing a massage therapist who does myofascial release and it has helped. Taking ibuprofen. Using ice, which probably helps the most. But I have NO medical support. It's scary and frustrating.
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