Post Edited (t-man) : 3/15/2009 10:42:34 PM (GMT-6)
Hello and Welcome T-Man!!!
LOL.. my son's name is Travis and we call him T-Man as a nickname!!
As for the costo. I've been there and I know what you're going through. Last Oct. I wound up in the ER because I was 100% sure I was having a heart attack. Turned out that I had no heart problems (THANK GOD), but it was costo. I have exactly the same symptoms that you're having. Very scary and very painful. I take tramadol & Ibuprofin (sp) for pain, they help but it usually takes a couple of days before they make much of a difference. And yes, as soon as I do something physical, like lifting, it kicks in. It also rears its ugly head when I've beem stressed-out.
I agree with Dagger on the seatbelt, that's very dangerous. I can't believe a doctor would recommend it.
Hope you can find some relief.. and if you do, let us know what works for you. There's lots of folks with costo here.
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 3/18/2009 10:41:00 AM (GMT-6)
If its swollen I suggest you get to the doctor. I had shoulder surgery about 3 years ago but it had nothing to do with the costo or fibro. You may have injured your shoulder in some way.
You also asked in a different thread about costo and driving alot and getting in and out of the car. Yes, that was/is an issue for me.. long drives really are painful but not just in my chest.. but all over my body.