Which side is your chosto?

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Mine is right (if that is what I have) but I have read that it is more common on left.  What do folk think?

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    Mine is on the left which I've read is more common, but I got mine from heavy lifting at work and I mostly used my left side.

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    We need to stop speculating and get real answers . This whatever it is is impacting the quality of my life and making me so anxious . We need to to all get answers at this point if we can . Not to mention

    Those who do not

    Suffer feel like it's just anxiety or just made it it's awful .

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      My anxiety actually worsened after diagnosis but that was unrelated.

      I can't imagine how bad my anxiety would've been if I didn't have the slight reassurance that my chest pains were muscular and not my heart.

      That was my one saving grace during times of panic; just keep repeating to myself that my heart is healthy and the pains and sensations are my muscles.

      The fear of not knowing is an anxious persons worst nightmare.

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      The doctor said it was costochondritis and explained it quite well. I had had it for a few months by this time so I was able to explain exactly where I felt the pain and the fact I felt pain laying/sitting in certain positions which I guess wouldn't happen with heart disease.

      I also had visible swelling which again, probably won't happen with heart disease.

      It did affect my breathing in the same way wearing clothes too tight or having someone rest their head on my chest would.

      I could clearly breathe but it felt laboured and difficult.

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      My symptoms are exactly

      How you described it . So did doc say this is anytging that could cause fatal healt issues ? What can be done ? And which doc diagnosed you a general practitioner or a rheumatologist?

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      Not fatal at all. Please don't worry. It's completely musculoskeletal (in your muscles and cartilage bone) so it's no different to having a sprained ankle or arthritis.

      A GP diagnosed me but she also asked me about my breathing specifically because even though breathing feels difficult, unlike someone with heart disease I can actually take full breaths in and out.

      Heart disease would feel like you're choking I guess and you literally cannot breathe.

      My doctor told me to take ibuprofen and use muscle rubs. I didn't like the idea of taking painkillers long term so I looked up herbal and natural remedies which have helped so much.

      I put slices of ginger in hot water or turmeric powder (a curry seasoning) in hot water and my pain was practically gone after 3 weeks.

      Also doing stretches helped a lot.

      I'm not completely healed but I'm nearly there.

      I'd still say you see a doctor just to make sure.

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      Thank you so much . Have a rheumatologist appoinment today. Praying I am told same thsts it's muscular etc even though I have strong suspicions that it is . My general practitioner has no clue . He is older etc he sent me for like so many tests , but am feeling a bit optimistic now . Will stay posted ! Thank you for the tips. Be well .

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      What kind of stretches do you do? Plus I would love to try your ginger and turmeric. How much do you use? Is it something you make into a paste and rub on your chest?💖 I do deep breathing but it makes my chest sore and then affects my breathing making it tight and shallow again🙄 I very much want to get better just like everyone else so am nervous about doing things that might just make it worse,

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      Using a door frame you just hold the sides and stretch against it.

      I didn't measure my tea I just put roughly a teaspoon worth.

      Turmeric doesn't dissolve too well so you're left with a sandy ending to your tea so too much probably wouldn't be good.

      I drink ginger in a tea as well, slice some up and put in hot water. The more sliced it is the more it releases the flavour and healing qualities I think.

      I would drink it with green tea also as I heard green tea is good for bones conditions like arthritis so I thought why not?

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      Sometimes I'd have all three together and if you want some sweetness honey is supposed to be good for inflammations too.

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      Also I'd drink about 3-5 cups of this a day, I really wanted to be healed.

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      Hi I made a cup of your tea last night but used maple syrup as I had no honey. It was fine and I think it actually helped me sleep...I will have more today and buy honey. Thanks for the idea. I will also try the exercises.
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