Uncommon costo symptoms

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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 those who may be scared/confused:

Dizziness

Head pressure on the side of inflammation

(possibly led to a slowing down of the movement in left eye, I now wear glasses to refocus, never had eye issues before)

Headaches

Swollen neck

Tightness in neck

Swollen shoulder muscles

Back pain in the middle of back

Inability to eat

Feeling physically full after half a meal but still hungry

Stomach pain

Burning sensation in muscles

Tingling sensation in muscles

Strange sinking feeling when breathing, comparable to the stomach drop you get in fear/on a rollercoaster or similar but it's more muscular/physical

Sensation of muscles suddenly "deflating" when falling asleep - possibly anxiety related as well

Constant palpitations

Fatigue

Tiredness

Generally weak

Arm pain on side of inflammation

Feeling like I can't breathe

Difficulty walking at speed - who knew swaying arms could be so painful?!

Feeling fine all day but swelling up when you lie down to sleep

Sinus pressure

BONUS: For those who have overcome the majority of the pain

general discomfort/awareness/heaviness/tightness of the affected areas

Feel free to share your uncommon/less discussed symptoms

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    Every symptom you have mentioned, I've had!!! Omg!!! What did you do to treat it?

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      Gallons of turmeric tea!

      Glad to know I'm not alone in my symptoms but was to hear someone else has suffered like me.

      Also add breast/nipple soreness to the list!!

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      Yes I'm still having the breast/ nipple soreness and really bad sinus issues when I never had that problem before. And still like you I had to start wearing eye glasses. Which is weird. How do you make the turmeric tea or should I goggle it

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      Also comforting to know you also wear glasses too.

      My optician said that worse case scenario, my dizziness etc may be down to a brain tumour which absolutely freaked me out as you may imagine.

      I thought it might be anxiety related but my anxiety is very low and has been for months.

      I made the connection just today that it might have more to do with the head pressure I get with costo

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    Have had most of these symtoms as well for almost 18 months. Ended up with inappropriate sinus taccacardia out of the blue. Seeing a great cardiologist though. Thank God neither are life threatening. Congratulations  that you are pretty much cured. Thats awesome. How did you get there???? I would love to know. Thanks so much  smile
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      Stretches and turmeric powder in hot water as a tea.

      I also took some vitamins (D, MSM, Omega 3) to help strengthen bones etc but I feel majority if the healing was down to turmeric.

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    Hello . I have had many

    Of these symptoms . Am trying

    To get better . So what method (s) have you used to to get better ?

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      Stretches and turmeric powder in hot water as a tea.

      I also took some vitamins (D, MSM, Omega 3) to help strengthen bones etc but I feel majority if the healing was down to turmeric.

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      Hello, do you think that tumeric will still benefit even though, the rest for inflammation markers are negative ? I took the test for inflammation at rheumatologist .
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      I don't know the I haven't been back to the doctor or any health specialist since my diagnosis so I've had no extra help or info in the year I've been dealing with this.

      You can try, turmeric has plenty of health benefits either way. If in 3 or so weeks you see no difference, then it may not be effective.

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      Hi Simone. Its Grace. How are you feeling???  I asked my dr about this turmeric.  She said some people like me who don't eat In dian food   or that spice I could have my a bad allergic reaction  sad.  She had me look at side effects caused by this spice. Im also very sensitive to drugs. but before taking check with your dr first.  Hope you are well!!!!!

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      Hello Grace ! The backpod has been working well so far. It gives a great stretch and I am no way fully stretched . In addition , I may have a sjgroans , which may be a contributing factor to feeling achy etc . Wonder has anyone else with Costo symptoms tested for sjgroans ? Just a thought. Tumeric is excellent and I highly doubt that you would be allergic. I eat all types of foods etc. you should give it a try . I am trying to be positive. How have you felt ? Did you ever have the test for your heart ? Am sure your heart is fine.
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      Hi Simone!. Thats really good news. I havent heard of that before. But it doesnt sound fun. I take kinda alot of meds so I mentioned it to my Dr and she said it could contribute to my Taccacardia as one of the symptoms. I would not rather deal with that right now. My dr is now dealing with infectious disease for me and pulmonology. She just doesn't feel Costro pian in my chest can last this long wothout relief. I am getting PT and OT at my house now. Just startred with them. They are great. Working on moving more and my vestibular system as well. Im always hopeful and try to be positive. Prayers always make me feel better. Good luck with the Tumeric. lemme know how it works. Sounds like it really works! hope your having a good Summer...smile

       

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