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Is It Safe To Costochondritis
Suffering from costochondritis pain and concerned about the side effects of oxycodone. Would tramadol be a safer alternative?
Costochondritis: In my humble opinion no. Tramadol is a combo effect drug. Its a mild synthetic narc and is also an SSRI drug. A significant # of people can have issues with this and its often misdiagnosed by clinicians. Are you sore at a biopsy site? See a pain specialist. You might benefit from a block. ...Read more
I have had costochondritis for 8 months now no relief after having my baby. Is it safe to take the prednisone my doc gave me . I'm am scared . ?
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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