No it didn't come on suddenly. It happens all the time but this time seems to be worse with the pressure or someone is rubbing my back I can feel the pain in my chest... does your costochondritis pain feel like stabbing or dull ache or what? It seems like it starts out for me as heart pain in like a triangle shape around my breastbone then starts to get tender to touch. The actual heart pain feels like someone stabbing with every heartbeat. But after that happens for a while I'll get that bruise feeling to touch which I'm thinking is the costochondritis. They put me on Verapamil and that took away a lot of the hard pains I was having but I still now have this Center chest triangle that feels bruised to touch and the pains in my chest when someone presses on my back between my shoulder blades. So difficult to discern whether it's a slipped disc, cardiac,or all Costcochondritis.
I remember the costochondritis I had was excruciating and in the upper rib area in the middle. I had stabbing pains and thought it was something more serious. As I said, I cleared it up by treating a vit D deficiency.
I'm glad to hear it isn't shoulder pain that has come on suddenly as I've just been reading up on the medication I'm about
to switch to (Xeljanz) and shoulder pain or upper back pain is something I need to look out for due to increased risk of blood clot. I'm no expert but I imagine in this situation there'd be sudden pain and breathing difficulty,
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