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Old 11-11-2008, 04:19 AM   #1
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ive had costochondritis for 3 months now how long can i expect the condition to last

ive had costochondritis for 3 months now how long can i expect the condition to last

 
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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Re: ive had costochondritis for 3 months now how long can i expect the condition to l

Some of my fibro *flares* last for months. The one I'm having right now, lower back and buttock pain, has been going on for 4 months already. I'm going to a back specialist just to make sure it's not something else with my back. Have you seen a doctor about this?

 
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:53 AM   #3
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Re: ive had costochondritis for 3 months now how long can i expect the condition to l

wow really feel for you l take diclofenac when my chest starts l use a heat pad and l try not to do anything!! Having said that sometimes l cant use my arms so l have no choice l hate the chest pain it is so damm scary thought l was over worst of it but l can feel it coming back looks like l will be off the pc for a while now take care x

 
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i have had costo for many years now, it flares when i do something like sweeping a floor or using my chest muscles. i find that even wearing a new bra can set it off. There are many things that will set this off and start the pain, you have to make sure you are not doing something over and over that is making the pain stay with you. so rest is the best thing and then you can clear it somewhat and watch for the movements that set you off. Driving is something that aggravates, also so lifting and ironing, of course vacuuming the floors anything that is heavy on that upper area.
I hope this is helpful.

 
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Re: ive had costochondritis for 3 months now how long can i expect the condition to l

the last time i had costo, my rheumy gave me a shot in the arm on the side that was acting up. i had asked him why the arm...he said it would help the whole area that was inflammed, and it did.
i don't get costo very often....maybe 3-4 times a yr.
hope this helped...welcome to the boards, bevann

 
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Re: ive had costochondritis for 3 months now how long can i expect the condition to l

Hi Gemma! Welcome to the board! I see you're from England - how's the weather (does it bother FMS?). Costo is such a painful condition and wearing a bra was totally unbearable. I started the guafenesin protocol, and the first thing to go was the costo. You might want to research this protocol as an option for yourself.

Keep coming back and sharing. We need your input.

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I had it so bad once I went tot he hospital because I thought it was my heart. I recall taking 2 Vicodin's, 2 Alveve and 2 Tylonol one time and it still didn't take the pain away. A doctor gave me the anti inflammatory Relefan which worked great for me.

 
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Re: Costo and Heart

So other than going to emergency, how do you know it is not your heart?

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