My dr's best guess was that it "could" be costochondritis, (sp?) and after a complete cardiac workup and subsequent and repeated EKGs, now, whenever it happens, I use a heating pad as I tell myself it's inflammed ribs not a heart attack, and wait it out. I have found that sport bras are more comfortable for me once I get them over my head....that's a miracle in itself.
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Degenerative Osteoarthritis, Asthma
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. (20-40mg prn), Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U, Calcium, Flector patch prn, Ambien and Elavil every night. Advair, Albuterol and DuoNeb inhalers.