Posted 5/21/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -7)
Hi, Pelonis, and welcome! I'm so glad you have found us and joined it.
I have costochondritis and quite a few with fibromyalgia have it. It affects the muscles in the chest wall and rib cage and can travel around to the back. When it is bothering me I find it quite painful to breathe and I also find myself taking tiny short breaths. But then I will take really deep breaths to expand my lungs and that stretches those muscles. It hurts but you will feel better after doing that. I also know it's costo because if I press on the sternum it is quite tender. My doctor has me take ibuprofen with food for this and that does help me.
Be sure to check out the Fibro101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibromyalgia and you can learn a lot there.
Meanwhile, read back posts and ask questions. We are here to help you. I'm so glad you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon!
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