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Have fibromyalgia/costochondritis. Terrified of heart attack. Multiple docs say i'm ok. Pains only come on at rest, not during cardio. Is that normal?

Have fibromyalgia/costochondritis. Terrified of heart attack. Multiple docs say i'm ok. Pains only come on at rest, not during cardio. Is that normal?

Fibro- Anxiety : 1. See cardiologist if not seen and get cardiac workup to reassure no underlying heart disease. 2. Learn yoga breathing exercise to relax. 3. Good night sleep is a key and if have sleeping problem, sleep hygine, keep same sleep-wake cycle, eat properly, daily bowel movement. 4.Minimize caffeine. 4. Mediation may help. 5 see mental health profession if problem persist. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition that occurs in a long bone. It is most commonly found in the ribs, and ...Read more


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Can you please recommend some supplements to help heal non-cardiac chest pain? Been dx'd with fibromyalgia, costochondritis & musculoskeletal pain...

Can you please recommend some supplements to help heal non-cardiac chest pain? Been dx'd with fibromyalgia, costochondritis & musculoskeletal pain...

Anti-inflammatory: It's not just supplements, but your diet needs to be a non-processed one with plenty of anti-oxidant fruits and veggies, and whole grains. Get rid of fried foods and polyunsaturated oils -- use healthy fats like extra-virgin olive oil instead. Turmeric and ginger are good spices to use. Can supplement with magnesium & calcium to relax & maintain nerves & muscles. Boswellia may help also. ...Read more

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Can slouching & rounding shoulders cause rib pain? Dx'd w/fibromyalgia & costochondritis... Tender pain on both sides of sternum & along bottom ribs.

Can slouching & rounding shoulders cause rib pain? Dx'd w/fibromyalgia & costochondritis... Tender pain on both sides of sternum & along bottom ribs.

Yes: Rounded shoulders shortens the muscles in the front and pulls the ones in the back. This can effect your upper back, sternum and ribs. I would consider simple non painful postural stretches to start and physical therapy if simple does not help. ...Read more

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Having bad flare fibromyalgia terrible pain chest cosochondritis hurts to breathe vry much having colonoscopy and endoscopy tuesday is this a problem?

Having bad flare fibromyalgia terrible pain chest cosochondritis hurts to breathe vry much having colonoscopy and endoscopy tuesday is this a problem?

Pain with breathing?: Yes, it's a problem to have pain with breathing! please see your physician asap. It may be the costochondritis, but other things may also cause pain with respiration. Please don't wait until tuesday to call your doctor! ...Read more

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Can costocondritus cause a fibromyalgia flare? A&e said my hearts fine but my jaw and arm ache and inflammation showed in my bloods

Can costocondritus cause a fibromyalgia flare? A&e said my hearts fine but my jaw and arm ache and inflammation showed in my bloods

Costochrondritis: Yes. It can contribute to fibromylagia flare. Some believe that costochrondritis is a part of the whole fibromyalgia picture and is stated to affect 60-70% of patients; howeve,r patients who do not have fibromylagia can experience costochrondritis. Costochrondritis should not cause jaw and arm aching. ...Read more

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Is costochondritis dangerous?

Is costochondritis dangerous?

Not life-threatening: Costochondritis is caused by inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall. Symptoms include chest wall pain that is reproducible by touching the area on the chest. It also typically hurts to take a deep breath, cough, etc. Treatment with antiinflammatory medications like ibuprofen and heat to the area decreases symptoms until the inflammation resolves. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is costochondritis detected?

How is costochondritis detected?

Push on ribs: If the doctor pushes on the ribs or sternum and it reproduces pain, it's likely costochondritis. ...Read more

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Are there any meds for costochondritis?

Are there any meds for costochondritis?

Yes: Any antiinflammatory like nsaids( Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) like meds) will help. Remember to use the smallest possible dosis for the shortest period of time protecting your stomach with food, antacids, h2blockers ( zantac) or ppis (prilosec). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is costochondritis?

What sort of disease is costochondritis?

Painful inflammation: Of the rib cartilage from seat belt any trauma that flexes the rib cage. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis need to be treated?

Yes: For pain and some swelling, it is self limited disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of costochondritis?

Pain: Symptoms include pain in the chest wall. Classically, the pain improves with aspirin. Signs include exquisite tenderness over the chest wall where the ribs and breastplate join together. ...Read more

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Is Costochondritis considered a disability?

Is Costochondritis considered a disability?

No: Disability means a person cannot do something that a person (without a particular illness or problem) can do. Costochondritis is not a disability because a person with costochondritis can still do many or most of the things that people without costochondritis can do. However, one can be disabled in one's own profession... which means that costochondritis may be a disability for a trumpet player. ...Read more

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What would cause recurring costochondritis?

Previous ones: Recurring costochondritis may occur due to the fact that there is a "weak" spot in your rib that had already been inflamed previously. It tends to be prone to subsequent injuries easier than the rest of the ribs. ...Read more

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What is costochondritis and what are the symptoms?

What is costochondritis and what are the symptoms?

Chest inflammation: Pain and inflammation where the rib cage meets the sternum in the middle of the chest. ...Read more

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Is costochondritis fatal?

No: No more than any other muscle or joint ache. ...Read more

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Is costochondritis contagious?

Is costochondritis contagious?

Not contagious: Costochondritis refers to inflammation of the cartilage of the ribs. This will cause a reproducible pain when you press on the affected area and when you breathe in and out. It can because by both infectious and noninfectious events. However, this condition is not contagious. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Is there a cure for costochondritis?

I do not think so: The goals of treatment are to reduce inflammation and to control pain. To accomplish these goals, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (nsaids) are used, with Ibuprofen usually selected as the drug of choice. Additional treatment, moist heat, and steroid injection.Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more