Fibro or coscocondritis? anything? something?

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Klowns
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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys,

This is my first post on this forum, well any forum really. First of all, I'm 25 years old and male. I've had this pain for 2 years as of this February. It all started when I was getting up from the couch I can remember the exact moment I felt it, but just wrote it off as indigestion or heartburn something like that. It never really went away kinda came and went, didn't really give it too much thought until it never went away. It's constant 24/7 I can feel the pain in my chest, it's like someone or something is pushing in on my chest and out on my chest at the same time. Feels like i'm having a heart attack almost all the time, It hurts near my sternum but always within like a 2-3 inch area surrounding.

I've been taking some mobic and some xanax and that seems to help but it's just masking it, doesn't actually fix it, just makes the pain and situation partially bearable. And getting a xanax prescription from my dr is like i'm in there asking for crack. I happened to have the mobic (meloxicam) around from a previous injury, I've torn my rotator cuff and dislocated my shoulder a few times, I was taking the mobic as I had dislocated my shoulder in Jan 2007, when i stopped taking it which was in mid march 07, i noticed the pain was a little more intense on the chest, so i"ve been taking it since. and I feel as if it does a little when in conjunction with the xanax. I've tried taking citalopram, lexapro, amytripyline as my dr seems to think it may be anxiety/depression, (which i've never really had, just slight cause of anxiety nothing too serious by any means, i just have a leg tap and can't sit still forever). But those medications make it so i can't see, think, function or anything, so i've stopped taking them as none of them worked.


I've seen like 10 different dr's, cardiologists, hospitals, GI's, etc etc, and no one has any idea what is going on. In fact as far as everyone is concerned I'm in perfect healthy condition, more healthy than an average person by far they always say.

I've been telling them I think it might be cosco, but once again I get treated like I'm crazy as I'm not a dr, i'm just a 25 year old guy with some pain that is apparently in my head, and is being compounded by my stress (which doesn't exist, other than from this 24/7 pain)

I've been at my witts end for well over a year, everday is a struggle to want to go out and do anything, to not feel the pain and live a normal life. I'm going back to the mayo clinic to see a different dr other than my normal, that is an osteopathic manipulator or something in a couple weeks to see if they can't tweak me, and then if that doesn't work they are going to shoot me in the chest with some type of injection that may help...But i've been running in circles for almost 2 years.

I'm sure i've left some stuff out, but this all just kinda came out in one giant run on sentence.

anyone? anything?

hurtinginaz
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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

Im not sure if this is costo. or fibro, etc, but it sounds like it MAY have been caused when you injured your shoulder. I first noticed my costo. also when i stopped taking nsaids. Do you have problems eating where you feel full instantly and have nausea? Do you have muscle spasms in/near your stomach?

As for being diagnosed with fibro or costo., the best doctor to go to would be a rheumatologist. THats if you havent been to one before. IF you have, maybe try a different rheumotologist.

Im sorry you have had pain for such a long time with no answers. Hang in there and dont give up without an answer! I can definitely relate to not being able to ever go out. good luck.

-kim


Klowns
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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I too think it has something to do with when I dislocated my shoulder the most recent time in Jan 07, once again when I bring this up to the dr's they are pretty quick to dismiss it, even though all that stuff is connected by tissue bone cartlidge, etc....

I will definately make a call to the mayo and see if I can't get set up with a rheumatologist. Once again blows my mind that none of my dr's have even mentioned this let alone recomended it.

Any other advice or tips is greatly appreciated.


Thanks,
Greg

Marlee2
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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Klowns and welcome. They can't even figure this out at Mayo Clinic??? smhair I get chest pain on my left side due to shoulder, referred pain. I take it you have been checked for GERD and hiatal hernia. Usually when the costo is flaring I have rib pain clear around my chest but I guess you can have it in one spot. Have they tried anti-inflammatories???
 
I get a tightness in my chest from anxiety but not pain.
 
Two years is a long time to deal with this I hope they figure it out soon. Of course they don't want a 25 yr old telling them what you might have.
 
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
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Sherrine
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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Klowns, and welcome!  I have costochondritis and my doctor has me taking ibuprofen with food for the discomfort and it does help me.  Have you talked to your doctor about trying this?  It may be worth a shot.
 
Sherrine
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Klowns
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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Mobic, or meloxicam is a prescription based nsaid...when i stopped taking it, it got a little worse, but even when i take it, it still doesn't really do much. just kinda supresses it or make the pain not as bad, but it's still unbearable. ibuprofen doesn't do much for me.

Sherrine
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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to take 600 mg of ibuprofen before it does anything for me.
 
Sherrine
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