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Costochondritis And Fibromyalgia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can slouching & rounding shoulders cause rib pain? Dx'd w/fibromyalgia & costochondritis... Tender pain on both sides of sternum & along bottom ribs.
Shooting pains in left side of chest, Not constant, occurs out of the blue. No other symptoms. I do have fibromyalgia.could it be costochondritis?
Chronic back pain, IBS-C, abd. pain, GERD, fatigue, palpitations, headache, costochondritis, low vit. D, K lvl. 3.2, imaging neg. Is it fibromyalgia?
Having bad flare fibromyalgia terrible pain chest cosochondritis hurts to breathe vry much having colonoscopy and endoscopy tuesday is this a problem?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe muscle aches locking joints hips & knees tmj costchondritis shortness of breath severe fatigue don't believe it's fibromyalgia what could it be?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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