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Long Term Sufferer of Costochondritis :(


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Old 01-06-2016, 05:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy Long Term Sufferer of Costochondritis :(

I'm 27 and have suffered for years with this condition, at first it was diagnosed wrongly by my previous GP as helibactor phylori which was incorrect and then 4 years ago my new GP confirmed it to be costa

I've suffered with very painful chest pains since I was 12 years old which never went away fully (they'd come and go every so often) but I've noticed the older I've gotten the more painful and persistent they are.

Now I also experience extreme chest tightness as well as the sharp chest pains (not sure which is worse) at Christmas I was suffering with tenderness in my breasts which freaked me out!! though since I started wearing a really loose sports bra I don't feel the tenderness now but I still have to wear those big sports bras which don't easily conceal under your clothes! :-/

Is there any new treatments (available in Ireland) that anyone knows of?

All I can do at the moment is use those heat pads, hot water bottles, plenty of rest and take a strong painkiller but even at that I suffer with my chest on a daily basis and it's really frustrating when I'm eager to return to the gym just to get my fitness levels back up it's been about 5 months since I went last and you really should have some sort of fitness in your life you know....

 
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:35 AM   #2
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Re: Long Term Sufferer of Costochondritis :(

Costochondritis this persistent and chronic may be part of an underlying rheumatological condition. I would see a rheumatologist and ask for a workup for connective tissue disorders. If present, treating that may help the chest pain more than anything. Anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or naproxen treat the inflammation that is going on in the cartilage, and is better than ordinary pain killers.

 
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