Costochondritis

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AustenFan
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   Posted 10/10/2008 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all.  I've just had my first bout with costochondritis, and all I can say is OUCH!
 
I've been bedridden with fibro pain in other areas before, but I think this one has taken the cake.  I feel so sorry for those of you who suffer with this frequently or chronically and for those who've had broken ribs.
 
Does anyone have any coping tips?  I've been resting, using heat, and taking motrin.  It does seem a little better, but I'm still in quite a bit of pain.
 
Thanks.
 
Austen
 
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 10/10/2008 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Austen if you type costochondritis in the custom search under the yellow bar you will find many post on it. The only other thing I can think of is lidoderm patches which you need a rx for. You can only use one or two patches at a time but it would give you some relief.
 
Hope it goes away soon.
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AustenFan
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   Posted 10/10/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Marlee.  It didn't even occur to me to search through the old posts.  (ummm fibro fog? lol)
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ericsmom
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   Posted 10/10/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Austen,
 
Luckily (touch wood lol) I dont suffer very often with it, but when I did..I slept propped up with pillows, ibprofen, and ice on the sore area...it took a few days, but it did clear up so that I could lay down again.  I hope you dont have a bad case of it...and yes!!  OUCH sad   it is so painful!!
 
Good Luck hon
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AustenFan
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   Posted 10/10/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Diane,
 
I think it is getting a little better.  I've been using pillows too; I borrowed a little bead filled pillow from my daughter to prop up certain parts of my anatomy to help relieve the "pulling" on my chest/rib muscles.  lol
 
My family is so used to me doing weird stuff to help with various pains that they don't even give it a second look!  wink
 
Austen
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Sherrine
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   Posted 10/10/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok.  I'm not really into pain, mind you.   shakehead   But, when I am having a bout with costo I will take in very deep breaths occasionally to help stretch the muscles around the rib cage.  smhair    It seems to help it get better faster. 
 
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PALMY
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   Posted 10/10/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I was dxed with costo a few years ago and get bouts of it often, I always have sore spots above my breast and aside the edges of the sternum, but when they act up, ouchie.

I have read several places that costro is actually fibro of the chest wall, but yet they say costro is inflammatory and Fm is not.

I use hot packs when it get bad but even the hot packs hurt while they are on but do help.

hope you get over this soon, Linda
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