COSTOCRONDRITIS

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ANYONE SUFFER WITH COSTOCRONDRITIS ASWELL AS FIBROMYALGIA??

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    As a matter of fact just last week I started to experience a feeling of when you swallow a chip and you can feel it going down your chest, that's how I describe my feeling. I also feel burning sensation that radiates throughout my chest. 

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    Celia, I have it too. When it started I thought that I was having a heart attack. I ended up in the ERA. My doctor explained it to me the next day. All the pain comes from the connective tissue between the sternum an the ribs. If I pick up something and push it to my chest I have pain the next day. I feel for you. My best advice is to take a hot Epsom salt bath. So comforting.
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      Sorry to take 5 months to reply to your message. I haven't been on this site in a while. When you say burning and tender to touch, are you referring to your skin. Is it feel sensitive and sore to the touch? This happens to me. Sometimes it wraps around my body. It can be quite painful. I was told that it's called Allodynia. You should look it up. It's more common in Fibromyalgia patients. Fibro can cause so many other problems. I hope you feel better.

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    i have similar things and there us suspected hat i do have costochondritis i am due to go in hosp have it confirmed
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    Hello Celia, I've had fibromyalgia since 1993, so a very long time. I started suffering from costochondritis a few years later and still do. The first time I was farm/animal sitting for a friend. Ended up in hospital overnight in a small town and super surprised when the Dr. told me what it was. That was in 1995... very few doctors knew about fibromyalgia let alone costochondritis. In all these years I've never found something that controls it, stops it, or prevents it. I do know that I grab my chest, hold on, try not to breathe, and wait till it's over. Possibly the wrong things to do. I found it to be quite painful and frightening. For a while it was once or twice a year, also as many as 5. As I had open heart surgery last Christmas, I've been told to go to the ER but haven't a bout fortunately. Best ask your Dr. how to handle this. I'd be interested knowing what they say. Take care and best of luck.

    Jennifer

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    yeah me two hun and secondary thrombocytis how ever u spell it 😁😁😁😁

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