A 19-year-old female asked:

Can costochondritis cause shortness of breath, dizziness, back neck and chest pain? if so how does it feel?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 45 years experience
Ike you said: Yes it can and it will feel exactly the way you described it . Take ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 6 hours with meals as long as you are not allergic to it. Apply heat pad on the area. And avoid bras with hard wired . Not better see a doctor
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