GERD and costochondritis seem to coincide

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hazelnut86
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   Posted 2/23/2013 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
i have had these two things off and on for a few years now.  does anyone else get them together?  it drives me nuts. 
 
doctors have tried to figure out which one causes my chest pain but since it's palpatible (sp?) my doc says costo.  but then i will start having the feeling like something is stuck in my throat.  my middle back is hurting too.  ugh

Liatris
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   Posted 3/1/2013 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I wonder if you have ever been to a chiropractor? I just had a nasty flare up of my hiatal hernia. I was bedridden in pain for almost a week. I have been researching like crazy to figure out what to do since my GI and my internist are absolutely no help. I couldn't even get a diagnosis from them after a CT and an ultrasound. I found on my record they diagnosed me with GERD (but didn't even tell me!) and gave me Nexium which I cannot afford and won't take due to the fact that lower stomach acid is a terrible idea.

So this is getting long. Sorry. I just thought you might like to read more about the ileocecal valve. In chiropractic the corresponding area is in the midback. I had adjustments during my last flare and felt immediate relief. Then I had an abdominal massage which helped tremendously. GERD is merely a symptom of a physical problem which I have been finding more and more related to the hiatal hernia and the ileocecal valve. You can remedy this yourself at home by massaging the area. You can find it by drawing an imaginary line btwn your belly button and your right hip bone, then find the center of that line and two fingers down is the IV. When you press in, if the valve is stuck open it should be sore. Mine hurt so badly, I could barely touch it. After adjustments, and massage I cannot feel the pain anymore and my symptoms have subsided!

The costochondritis is still a mystery to me. My mom has it and I do think it has a lot to do with candida which is indeed related to GERD, hiatal hernia and ileocecal valve syndrome. This link has some good info that might help you. http://www.balancedconcepts.net/Hiatal_Hernia_Cause_Chronic_Illness.pdf

You can google your heart out on these keywords: ileocecal valve syndrome, the great mimicker, hiatal hernia and gerd, candida and costochondritis... or any variations thereof. all of this just gets prolonged and exacerbated with antacid use. good luck.

Post Edited (Liatris) : 3/1/2013 9:19:00 AM (GMT-7)


DOGGBONES
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   Posted 3/1/2013 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
What do you guys think of the hiatal herina link liatris posted? Check it out and watch the videos.

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 3/3/2013 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone have any thoughts?

joeyjo
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   Posted 3/5/2013 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I was given the diagnosis acid reflux over a year ago. my symptoms are costochondritis, feeling of something stuck in my throat, cant swollow big pills, pain on top of left shoulder, back of left shoulder, and my mid back. alot of burping, also feelings of anxiety and difficulty breathing. My doctor put me on the generic for prilosec which has helped me. I have had only two episodes in fourteen months and the symptoms are always the same as above and this point i just increase the prilosec two times a day. one in the morning and one at night and i sleep with a wedge pillow to keep my head upright until symptoms go away usually about a week or so. i am not a candidate for surgery as my endoscope only showed redness in my stomach. Hope this has been some comfort to you!

Liatris
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   Posted 4/14/2013 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
joeyjo, you should look into magnesium deficiency. difficulty swallowing, feeling of something stuck in the throat, muscle pain and anxiety (and more) is a sign of severe deficiency which can cause a myriad of problems throughout the body. easy to fix. very cheaply and non-invasively. Dr. Carolyn Dean is the magnesium guru. Get her book from the library. FREE!

inpinkagony
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   Posted 4/14/2013 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW I wish I can write out my whole story on here but I am SO SIMILAR TOO YOU. My frist symptom ever was costo... which led to long road of more odd symptoms that I am having now but I really think they can be interlinked as well, and the ppi had made everything so much worse, which I am off completely now, but I wonder decreasing my acid led to deficiencies and more, but I won't know all this stuff until I see doctor about more testing but I'm glad someone put up this thread because the costo.. is one of my symptoms

Student24
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   Posted 10/22/2013 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
inpinkagony said...
WOW I wish I can write out my whole story on here but I am SO SIMILAR TOO YOU. My frist symptom ever was costo... which led to long road of more odd symptoms that I am having now but I really think they can be interlinked as well, and the ppi had made everything so much worse, which I am off completely now, but I wonder decreasing my acid led to deficiencies and more, but I won't know all this stuff until I see doctor about more testing but I'm glad someone put up this thread because the costo.. is one of my symptoms



I am having this as well. never had reflux issues really til I was diagnosed with costo. I feel there HAS to be a connection. Antacids dont really work for me. It first started off has sharp shooting pains on my right side coming from ribs and sternum chest xray bloodwork and edoscope came back fine. I am also having swallowing pain (i cant find anyone with this symptoms) its the same pain i have with my costo but when i swallow in my chest on the right side in the ribs. It scares me Idk what else to do. I also havent been diagnosed with GERD but they said there was no damage in my scope, idk wht to do its really effecting my quality of life, im on month 3now.
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