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Old 12-13-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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Costochondritis

I know it frequently occurs with autoimmune conditions. I have been having it on and off since I became ill two years ago.

I was wondering if anyone else with Hashi's or Graves experiences rib cartilage inflammation. It affects the tips of my ribs where it joins to my sternum down to just above my abdomen. It's never hurt all at once...only a few of the joints become inflammed at a time. It's very painful to touch though and if the ones by my sternum are affected it hurts to take a deep breath.

Right now the lower ones hurt on the right side where the rib cage starts to curve downward.

The treatment is NSAIDS but I usually don't take anything.

Love and Prayers, Kelly