New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

bambola2nv
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 8/25/2017 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully most of you read my first forum Cheat Tightness. So I went to urgent care to make sure I wasn't having a heart attack. They did ECG. All normal I'm. It convinced. Grrrr. Dr. Said I have costochondritis. My chest hurts and tight I want to cry. This can't be normal. Anyone have this that would like to share your knowledge. Like really can the dig. Cause chest pain and lack of oxygen??? Cause that how I feel like someone is sitting on my chest.

Scaredy Cat
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 27087
   Posted 8/25/2017 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
bambola,

Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage in the connective tissue of the rib cage...

...so yes, it makes sense that chest tightness with a sensation of not getting a sufficient breath.

S.C.
Moderator:Anxiety/Panic

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

bambola2nv
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 8/25/2017 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what to do. I took one extra strength Tylenol with no relief. It's giving me anxiety. I have an ice pack on too
From Canada
Suffer with anxiety and panic attacks
Meds: Escitalopram 10MG , Clonasapam 0.5mg

"Giving Up is not an option"
"And in time ...this to shall pass

Scaredy Cat
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 27087
   Posted 8/25/2017 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
You are doing the right things...ice, rest and NSAID's

Not exerting/lifting anything heavy is key, so the inflamation can subside, helping the pain to ease.

Hope you feel better soon,

S.C.
Moderator:Anxiety/Panic

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 8/25/2017 3:41:57 PM (GMT-6)


bambola2nv
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 8/25/2017 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm terrified it's heart related sad
From Canada
Suffer with anxiety and panic attacks
Meds: Escitalopram 10MG , Clonasapam 0.5mg

"Giving Up is not an option"
"And in time ...this to shall pass

Scaredy Cat
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 27087
   Posted 8/25/2017 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Your doctors and the tests you had are not wrong.

Use positive Mantras to help calm your anxious thinking.
Moderator:Anxiety/Panic

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

bambola2nv
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 8/25/2017 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't stay calm sad. This scares me sooo much the pain. Makes me want to run to hospital. Is it really this painful!?
From Canada
Suffer with anxiety and panic attacks
Meds: Escitalopram 10MG , Clonasapam 0.5mg

"Giving Up is not an option"
"And in time ...this to shall pass

Scaredy Cat
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 27087
   Posted 8/25/2017 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what level of pain costo causes...not having had it.

Sorry I can't be of more help. Maybe you should search a support group for this specifically?
Moderator:Anxiety/Panic

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

wearyRAsufferer
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 2474
   Posted 8/26/2017 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I had an uncle who had costo starting in his forties on a regular basis. He was constantly going to the ER thinking heart attack. It never was. He lived to be in his late eighties.

Hope it passes soon- all my best
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 11, 2017 4:20 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,904,140 posts in 318,725 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158122 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, hollyylouissee.
386 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
cupcakespinkgal, Kaitlan, Lymess, mtnwife, Mark FW, Mergirl, OriolCarol, Blu's Mama