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Old 06-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Can Costo be everywhere on chest?

I keep reading that Costo is usually localized, but mine seems to be everywhere. I can feel like it's pressing on my heart one minute and then feel it beneath my sternum and then my lower right ribs. It also seems to radiate to the side of my back and shoulders. Can this be normal?

First started when I had heartburn and went to the hospital thinking it might be something more serious. I had chest xray and ekg, normal. A week or so later, I started to develop different chest pain symptoms - didn't feel like heartburn at all. I then had EKG, heart ultrasound, stress test, blood work - all normal. Went to rhuematologist who said it sounded like Costo.

I guess my second question is, can acid reflux/heartburn cause Costo? Seems like a coincidence that I had one following the other....

As a side note, I have had fatigue and some minor shortness of breath 'moments.' Not too alarming. Im thinking that is just anxiety from all of of this.