I was diagnosed with costochondritis after a bad case of bronchitis. For the past weeks after i eat or swallow my chest hurts right along my esphagus. I went for all the GI tests and everything came back o.k. SO i am just wondering if perhaps i am so sore around that area and it does at times effect how i breathe that after i eat it acts up even more. if anyone else has had this experience pain or discomfort after they eat, or swallow. any advice would be greatly appreciated. i am at a loss. thanks
I'm surprised your Dr didn't mention eating small meals. I have had costochondritis for years, it is mostly flared if I sit too long slumped over a computer, or eat a big meal. Try eating light meals several times a day. ONce you get a flare it can last for weeks. I had cotizone injection in the 5th rib area a few years ago and it helped for months, but it did return a year later. Try and then let us know.