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peggy
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   Posted 6/1/2010 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
I had costocondritis about 4 months ago and now it feels like it is coming back. Is that  possible? does it keep coming back like that? I thought once it was gone that was it. What does everyone take for it and how much? Anything else help? I tried getting in the pool yesterday but the water put pressure on it and made it hurt more.
 
Also does anyone get get heart flutters or palpatations? I get them even when just sitting or laying down. I had an ekg last week and it was normal. I am getting an echo and stress next week but am scared.
 
I do try to walk every day for exercise.
 
any advice or help to these questions?

getting by
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   Posted 6/1/2010 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I do believe that Costo can come back just like a fibro flare. I don't have a lot of problems with it, often the muscles get sore, but that is as far as it goes. don't know if the heart palpitations are a part of that or not. Good luck on your tests. I hope that everything comes back normal. HOpefully somebody with more information will come on soon. I hope that you find some answers.

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vestabula
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   Posted 6/1/2010 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't have costo that I know of...but who knows?  Anyway, I have the heart flutters (PVC's) a lot and have had many tests and it's either anxiety or fibro.  I feel them the most when I am sitting or laying down.  I'm having a few right now...LOL!  They are very disturbing but not dangerous.  Almost everyone over 40 has them but don't feel them like we do.
 
Donna
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Sherrine
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   Posted 6/1/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I have costo and it comes and goes for me.  Some times it's worse than other times.  I know it's uncomfortable and I'm sorry to have to tell you this. 
 
Sherrine
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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 6/1/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I get Costo very bad. Mountain Dew actually seems to trigger the worst of it. At its worst, it feels like someone's trying to pull me around by my sternum. It's kind of scary. The best thing that I have found is to sit or lay down and sip water.

Sherrine
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   Posted 6/1/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I forgot to mention that I use ibuprofen with food to help with costo.  Also, there is a link about costochondritis in Fibro 101.  You can learn all about it.
 
I do get heart palpitations.  I was frightened when they first started and I went to my doctor.  He ran all sorts of tests and my heart is fine.  I ignore them, now.  I get them when stressed or excited.  If I think about them when they occur, they are worse.  I just get busy and they go away eventually.  This is a symptom of fibro, too.
 
Sherrine 
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AustenFan
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   Posted 6/1/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Costo comes and goes for me too. I really don't know what brings it on. I also have lots of PVC's, which multiply when I'm stressed. They are especially bad when I'm lying on my back for some reason.
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


peggy
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   Posted 6/1/2010 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all very much for all of your replys. They do make me feel a little better knowing I am not the only one with these problems. They are scary and cause me to have even more anxiety when they occur. Of course I will worry now till I get those tests done!

Many Thanks!

Nana Monster
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   Posted 6/1/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I waited until the chest pains got so bad I ended up at a cardiologist. After heart cath they found a few abnormalities in the heart
itself and put me on toprol and nitro. After going on Co Q-10 on the advice of the cardiologist for about a year I no longer have
the chest pains, palpitations, flutters. If I get super stressed I might get a small squeeze but can blow them off easily enough now.

GSDgirl
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   Posted 6/1/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have had PVC's for as long as I can remember.  A few years when I was in the ER something called V-Tach smhair   showed on the ekg.   I had so many tests in the weekend that I was "stuck" there.  I was put on metoprolol and haven't had many since. 
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 


Sheila1366
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   Posted 6/1/2010 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I am dealing with costo right now. I have the heart fluttering and skipped beats. All weekend I sat with a heating pad on my chest without a bra on. It helped some. I hope that you feel better soon.
I struggle with FM,Raynauds Syndrome,gastroparesis, IBS and depression. I trust in God with all things. Been a tough journey and it's not getting any easier but thanks to God and my family I am not alone.


upbeat
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   Posted 6/2/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad you will be having the heart tests, but try not to worry. PVC's are extremely common and usually benign. I have over 15,000 per day and mine come every other heartbeat (bigeminy). I have had all of the tests and even mine are benign!
 
Also, you are more likely to have them when you are at rest than when your heart rate is higher. As the heart rate decreases it allows enough time for the extra contraction to jump in there. Also, when you lie down, especially on your left side, they will be much more noticeable.
 
Caffeine, lack of sleep and stress are all things that can aggravate them. In my case my doctor believes I had a virus attack my heart and left it a little weak, which allows the pvc's. Mine started around the time my fibro started - makes you wonder if they are both related to a virus.
 
It is good that your EKG was normal, when I had my first EKG in my GP's office the nurse thought the machine was broken - nope, just my weird heart! :-)
 
Let us know how everything turns out.
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