Four days ago I was watering my houseplants and I got a sight chest pain from the tiniest twist ...Just a twinge in my front left side between diaphragm and heart. The pain was slight but I knew wjhat was to come.
I have spent 3 of the most MISERABLE days unable to sit comfortable or even lie down. Awakening for each of my nightly bathroom calls was agony.
And can I MENTION the pain of a cough or sneeze. Pain front, back and side...the whole left rib cage ached with every breath.
Yesterday was the worst and I popped 2 Alleve and hit the bed early and awoke feeling MUCH better, just sore.
Is ANYTHING more hateful then a bout with costochondritis? Well, yeah, a heart attack.
I guess we people with hearts that are less capable then they were when we were teenagers need to know the difference in the two kinds of pain. The FIRST rule of costochondritis is FORGET ABOUT TAKING A DEEP BREATH FOR DAYS. I was even trying to figure a way to belt up my chest to prevent inflation but I couldn't figure the logistics other than $200 worth of adhesive tape.
I'm a guy who can regularly press 200 pounds...but I can also get laid low wielding a lousy 1/2 gallon watering can.