I had it several years ago from a chest tube. I had a collapsed lung and the tube they put in damaged some cartilage. Several years after that when I would try to do sit ups I would get severe pain like my lung was collapsing again. It was costachondritis. Inflamation of the costal area. They gave me vicodin and and anti inflamatory drugs and that helped but then i became addicted to the vicodin. If they ever want to give you drugs just take the anti-inflamatory meds..stay away from the pain killers..Lisa
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[This message has been edited by Moxie75 (edited 07-16-2003).]
that's strange that you were told to see a cardiologist. Maybe it was to rule out some type of cardiac problem, though I don't see why else. Lungs and the chest wall are the realm of the respirologist.