Weird symptoms

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Hello everyone,

Did people who had costochondritis or do people who have it feel like a discomfort in the left part of the chest till the back? Especially when you are/were walking???

Do/Did you guys feel pain in your left shoulder/arm too?

Cause I have these symptoms since 3 days now and its so weird cause the pain seems to be really deep. But when I touch it, it doesn't hurt, it only hurts in the back.

I did a electrocardiogram and everything is OK.

Thank you in advance for your help,

Marie.

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    HI MARIE. I Believe all those symptoms are normal I have had them all you feel like you’re having a heart attack or wondering what’s going on with your back you’re very achy it’s part of costochondritis it fluctuates sometimes it hurts worse than other times I get relief from my heating pad or you can use ice. I take ADVIL. dr. seem to be pretty stumped on this as I have seen several and had all the test so I just live with it until it goes away and from my research it can leave just like it came there’s no time limit and I have had mine for 15 months . it is inflammation in your body so you might try something for inflammation . Good luck. KATHY

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    it could be costo, but you should do more cardiac testing. An electrocardiogram is limited in what it can detect. you absolutely must rule out heart issues which may require a stress test (either regular, echo or nuclear depending on what your doctor thinks) or an angiogram. once you do that and if its negative, the relief from that alone will help you feel better. Stress and anxiety will make costo worse. Please dont just assume based on a simple test its not cardiac - confirm.

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    HI MARIE I had this pain also but it does not come very often it goes away pretty quick . makes you feel like you are having a heart attack I even went to the ER ran all the test everything is fine. Went to a pain management doctor he gave me diclofenac Patches to put on my ribs and they really work. You might try that. I also take liquid gel Advil two in the morning into it night. I have had mine for 15 months. I do research on it all the time. Good luck. KATHY

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    Actually, it's hard because when the pain is worst or located around the heart. I'm always thinking that I'm going to die. Every time, I think that it's my last day. I'm a really stressed person. My anxiety is worst and worst because of it. I'm only 20y and since one month and half its like if my life stopped.

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