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Costochondritis Cause Nausea
Chest pain/tightness, nausea, chills was given naproxen a few days ago after being told I had Costochondritis but isn't doing anything?
Prescribed codeine for costochondritis took 1 tablet yesterday morn on empty stomach. Shaking, had nausea went dizzy and fatigued. Still same today?
Side effects: If still having symptoms then go see your Doc. If a side effect from medication, I would expect they would be better by now. ...Read more
Costochondritis: Is a medical term for what people in general think of as muscle/joint strain/pain in the chest wall or rib areas. Anything that causes chest to expand a lot, such as prolonged cough (bronchitis), upper body wgt lifting, swimming, among other activities, can cause costochondritis.Hiv isn't a direct cause, but may weaken one's immune system, so that one may get a lung infection that strains chest muscles. ...Read more
What can cause recurring bouts of costochondritis thru life? This pain came back suddenly yesterday, does so for a period of time, every year or so.
Yes, it can come: Back and unfortunately you can not do anything about it other than treat it with nsaid. ...Read more
Yes: Any rubbing, stretching, or trauma to the rib region can injure these muscles. ...Read more
CAN BE BY ITSELF: Costochondritis can simply be mild inflammation of the tissue between ribs and may be not be associated with ant other disease and this would be the most common cause. Trauma can cause the inflammation by simply lifting something heavy. Rarely, it could be associated with other illnesses such as rheumatoid or lupus. However costochondritis is not typically the 1st problem of those illnesses. ...Read more
Can costochondritis cause pain where esophugus is located? Where besides the back does it cause pain!?
Definitely maybe: While it more typically causes "sharp", muscular-like pain that is well-localized to the affected rib, costochondritis sometimes can feel more like a tightness. A sometimes helpful clue is if the symptom is accentuated by deep breathing. Due to the normal expansion of the rib cage with deep inspiration, costochondritis pain can increase, whereas tightness due to blocked arteries usually will not. ...Read more
Trauma being one that you mentioned;
Others include: Inflammation from any reason; Infection, like Viral, bacterial, etc; Idiopathic, where no cause can be found for it.
I believe a number of mechanisms work together and in most cases no particular cause can be identified. ...Read more
Costochondritis. Sitting in certain position when I have to move I have to very slow from the chest pain will it cause whole rib areas hurt?
I have 2-3 major sneezing fits a day, for over 20 years. This has caused costochondritis. It is becoming much worse. What can I do to lessen this?
I have Costochondritis and it's been acting up lately more then ever before. .. I am also a heavy weed smoker. .. Does the weed cause my chest pain?
Weed / costochondrit:
Is it costochondritis and not asthma? Costo you press and feel pain asthma you fell short of breath. Any inhalant can irritate the lung and if you have asthma can exacerbate it. Also there may be impurities since it is not FDA controlled, that are irritating the lung. Try a few days off, also get evaluated for asthma. F/u w/ doc
http://www. Drugabuse. Gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana ...Read more
Can someone have long-term costochondritis and if so is there usually another underlying cause that should be addressed? It feels like my chest (left) pops when I move my arm a certain way.
Yes, not uncommon: Millions of folks suffer from this annoying condition and in a sizable number the condition can become long term. Learning to manage pain with anti inflammatory agents, heat, and avoiding physical movement that may precipitate the pain, are the key elements. ...Read more
Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone-sternum. Common causes are : injury & coughing and rare causes: rheumatoid arthritis, infection, & tumor. Costochondritis occurs most often in women and in people older than 40. See also
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/costochondritis/ds00626. ...Read more
BELOW: Could be caused by coughing or sneezing but not by just having exposure to mold ...Read more
Certainly can: Costochondritis symptoms can relapse from time to time and can last for a few weeks up to a year. Most of the time, routinely taking NSAID medications, such as ibuprofen, will help with the pain. If your current treatment has been tried for 3-4 weeks without any relief, it would be good to be seen again. Otherwise, it is normal to have tenderness and pain even after the symptoms resolved. ...Read more
Is slipping rib syndrome different from Costochondritis? Would xrays show it? I was told its costochondritis but I went cause my ribs cave in like srs
Different: Neither can be seen on Xray as too subtle. Slipped rib syndrome is often a missed diagnosis as it is not taught in many medical schools. See this link (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1150226/). It is more common in people who are 'hyper mobile'. Costochondrotis is an inflammation of the rib/cartilage and is different. It can follow a viral illness https://www. Southerncross. Co.nz/gr ...Read more
Does costochondritis cause sharp/shooting localized pain? Was in ER overnight for similar pain 2wks ago, had stress test/bloodwork & was told I was ok
See an osteopathic: Doctor or a physical therapist. Slipped rib syndrome is also a common cause of pain. The underlying problem most often is mechanical. Inflammation is secondary and treating inflammation with anti-inflammatories does not address the cause. Gentle manual therapy may be all you need. ...Read more
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