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I am a 22 year old Male currently a student in university. I was 20 yrs and 6 months old when I contracted costochondritis. I was continuously lifting weights everyday when I felt a lot of pain on my chest and ribs. Thought due to excess lifting of weights my muscles were stressed too much and decided to stop. The pain slowly went away from my ribs but is stuck in the sternum and it is inflammed. Then I noticed the my ribs are inflammed as well.
I have had it for 1.5 years and most doctors say one thing or the other. Telling me not to worry and it is not life threatening. I have read everything about this condition and it is so depressing that it has no cure. I am on antiinflammatories and vitamin d as I was in complete deficiency in my vitamin d.
I do not want to believe that my life ends here and want to enjoy life but cannot. I was a very active person, sportive and had an athletic physique. It kills me that I cannot go to the gym, get a good body and depresses me that I am not getting better. Went to a physio and he worsened the condition and pressed too hard on my back giving me back pain. I have been in tremendous stress for this entire period and I am so young.
Along with this I contracted dermatitis and have lost most of my hair in the last 2 years. How much can one person take? I feel all hope is lost.
DOES THIS CONDITION WANT ANYONE ELSE WANT TO KILL THEMSELVES? I cannot believe that cancer can be treated at times but this condition cannot. I feel that life itself is over and I cannot proceed anymore. I am losing important years of my life and taking medicines and losing every bit of time just hoping that one day I will wake up and this god damn condition of mine has magically disappeared.
I think I need help mentally as well as physically. I do not know where to go and what to do about this condition?
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