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Palpitations Or 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?
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
I have had heart palpitations for 3 days now with mild discomfort I was diagnosed with costochondritis in 2013 can this cause palpitations?
Costochondritis is not a cause of palpitations.
Chest pain/discomfort with palpitations should should be evaluated for alternative causes.
Heart rhythm problems may or may not be the cause of the chest symptoms.
Best is to see a doctor for formal evaluation and since symptoms are ongoing, , would consider this evaluation to be done promptly. ...Read more
I notice I get palpitations when I feel the pressure from costochondritis. Can that cause heart palpitations?
Many things can: Heart palpitation is the symptom of an acute awareness of your heart beating. This can be described as beating hard, fast or abnormally. Many things can cause this, from abnormalities in the conduction system, anxiety, irritation on/around the heart or problems with delivering oxygen to heart tissue. Anytime it is coupled with chest pressure, you should have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
I was just told I have costochondritis separation. Will this make me have more heart palpitations then normal?
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more
Chronic back pain, IBS-C, GERD, headache, costochondritis, fatigue, poor sleep, &palpitations for 6 MOS. Abd. Ultrasound Neg. CT last year Neg. Possible dx?
After months of palpitations and racing heart I always eventually get costocondritus and chronic chesty cough. For 2 years. What causes this pattern?
Seasonal sx: Since it is seasonal, see an allergist first. ...Read more
Costchondritis what symptoms can I expect? I have been feeling weird palpitations and short of breath I have no heart issues
Palpable chest pain: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilidge-bone junction in the rib cage. It leads to palpable point tenderness that might be aggravated by chest wall manipulation or deep breaths (when chest cavity expands). It is an inflammatory process that responds to antiinflammatory meds/reassurance. It should be distinguished from such things as pulmonary embolism (dangerous) by a physician. ...Read more
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 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 more
Usually it will calm down with a decent nsaid
You may need to refrain from heavy exercises
especially using your upper extremities.
It can sometimes take several weeks to calm
down, but usually is not a chronic problem. ...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
Medicine and time: It is an inflammation of where the ribs connect to the sternum. Anti-inflammartory medicines like Aspirin or Motrin can often help. So time costochondritis is part of a larger underlying condition like rheumatoid arthritis. It it persists more than a week see your doc. ...Read more
Probably not: Smoking cannabis can make a lot of other things about you worse -- like your coordination, perceptions, thinking & problem solving, learning, memory, fertility, immune system activity, etc. But it will probably not make costochondritis worse. It may make you less aware of it, but it will also not heal it. ...Read more