Hi, I have costochondritis and my doctor prescribed ibuprofen taken with food to help with the pain. It does help me. Hope you are getting relief!
Post Edited (Sheila1366) : 5/21/2010 5:25:09 PM (GMT-6)
Hi Ian, "Ruffo" new member 5-19-10. I am also a new member today 6-17-10. Don't know if this went thru the first time so will send it here. I think I sent it under the wrong category. So here I am .....AND I totally
understand your situation with the COSTOCHONDRITIS because my husband has been diagnosed with the same but MORE since Oct. 2007. He gets terrible Pulling, Grabbing, Aching, Throbbing, Stabbing, and Pulsating PAINS Diferrent times of the week or day - doesn't matter what he does or doesn't do !!!! They began in the left rib and covers the breast bone and into the right rib – also pains wraps around to his back side as well as bruising sensations under his arms.
He is 57 – that is not young but I don’t tend to think of it as old either since I’m turning 50. He has tried all sources of treatment ! He has also
tried Accupuncture, Cold Laser Therapy, Tens Unit with Electrodes, Chiropractics, Prednisone Injections, Cortisone Injections, Ibuprofen, Alieve (same), Prescription Anti Inflammatories (now on Sulfazine), Oxycodone (generic for Percocet) – it seemed to relieve the pain for about 4 or 5 hours but then it would all be back, neither he or I were happy about him taking it.
He has tried (no luck). Now is also on a different pain medicine called Endocet and we don’t think that it is doing any good either. He is in pain all day !! I hate seeing him like this. It's making us old.
The only thing that seems to give relief is to lay down on his back with a microwavable heat pack placed over his ribs and to just relax for about a half hour atleast. Some days at work, he goes in the conference room and lays down on the conference table to get relief. It’s kind of sad. I know how you feel about being depressed because my husband is a very active person and his mind and body never stop – this has put a crimp in his style !! It has also affected our romance (we have been married 20 years) and he hurts every time I go to hug him. It’s so sad ! We are hoping it will not be like this the rest of his life but at this point, we are beginning to think that. If you hear of any treatments to help improve your condition – can you please share it with us as time permits. We wish you luck and hope yours goes away quickly. Take care.
p.s. Sorry for all of the seperate postings but it kept telling me it would not post so I did it in incriments. Sorry about that. I'm not used to chatting onlline thru these medical websites. Take care. "Cleo7"
Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 6/17/2010 7:14:41 PM (GMT-6)