Fibromyalgia and costochondritis

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Avatar n tn Hi, I wrote a couple of days ago about costochondritis and many other symptoms. I looked into polychondritis, but I do not have any swelling or redness. and my ears,nose etc... are not involved. Also my Dr gave me a sed rate analysis(to check for inflamation) and it showed was low. Can costochondritis cause anterior pain throughout the ribcage as well as along the sternum? Also is this common in fibromyalgia? thanks!
Avatar n tn Many years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and still suffer with it. Last September I had a very bad attack of pain in the ribs under the right breast. I could hardly breathe, talk, move etc. I thought I had a cracked rib or something worse. It was really quite painful and lasted about 6 weeks. My doctor took everything into consideration and told me it was probably Costochondritis, due to my having the fibro.
Avatar n tn Like my heartbeat is weaker. I have been to a cardiologist and had ekg's and stress echos done and also an event monitor but everything is normal. could this be symptoms of costochondritis. I have been struggling with this for a while. if it is costochondritis are there any tips on relieving symptoms. I get so bad that it is hard for me to do simple things because my chest feels so tight.
1448748 tn?1312959808 Costochondritis may occur after surgery and be caused by bacterial infections. Fungal: Fungal infections are rare causes of costochondritis. Costochondritis can also occur with certain forms of arthritis, such as ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. Costochondritis can occur in people with fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn I also used medication for stress/anxiety but it didn't give any relief. Eating/drinking and exercise worsen the symptoms. Does anybody experience head pressure and chest tightness together all the time? Can this be fibromyalgia? Please help.
Avatar f tn fro about 2 years i have had a swollen abdomen-lumpy and tender which progressed to sore and protruding ribs.have had ct and mri scans which gave no clues.doctors seem to ignore symptons,now i have a feeling of tightness around my ribs and am sore all around feels like ribs are digging in me.
789820 tn?1315452113 I have been on Lyrica, which actually helped most of my symptoms, since they are neurologically related (lyrica treats seizures, neuroligal disorders and fibromyalgia). I have Oxy, Hydrocodone, flexeril, Prednisone and some others that I dont even take anymore because they dont do a thing for my symptoms. Except Lyrica..but its around 200 a month and I cant fork out 200 a month for that right now. So, yeah...There you go. I maybe alot younger than you, but damn I feel older.
Avatar f tn I have had EKGs, MRI of brain and cervical spine, blood tests, EMG...and have been pretty thoroughly checked out. I even tried some cymbalta to see if it was anxiety related, but it did nothing. Some days they happen 30 plus times, other times only once or twice a day. I often experience dizziness and vertigo sensations (and occasionally blurred vision) as well. Has anyone heard of or experienced anything like this? I'm only 18 and I just have no clue why this is happening!
Avatar n tn i have the same issues, my comes and goes. we have had a very hard winter and so the feeling seems worse. i have fibromyalgia and i just think it has to do with that. i have had all kinds of tests and nothing shows. so i just live with the fact i have it and just try not to dwell on it.
Avatar n tn From what I read, this condition is generally considered temporary and will resolve with time, unless it is associated with fibromyalgia. Perhaps your doctor can give a stronger pain medication (ex. More codeine). Here we call them Tylenol 3. Also a prescription antiflammatory is can be helpful, till more healing has taken place.
Avatar m tn If you have back pain, it’ll likely take care of that, and it can also eliminate the misalignment that’s bringing on the strain causing your costochondritis By a report from DR.W. My wife has costochondritis and Fibromyalgia, I had her take Yoga and have her do very light stretching with bands and light strength exercise this has helped immensely. If you should try this you must start off very light and just for 5 minutes and slowly build up.
Avatar f tn it can sort of come and go. the first time was an awful attack, I definitely went to the ER! but my heart was fine and they said it was Costochondritis. okay. the rest of that week I could barely move. it's back again, not quite as crippling. I saw a doctor who listened to my heart and told me not to worry, it's just the Costochondritis pain again. but what terrifies me is that one wrong misinterpretation could be fatal! how do you know?
Avatar f tn About two or three years ago I found a lump on the lower part of my breastbone to the left of it, it causes paunchy only every now and again and the doc just felt it and said it was inflamed cartilage, I now get a lot of pain on the left side of my chest across the heart area which radiates down my left arm and up my neck, the doc then said it was costochondritis but I'm worried about the lump but I assume they could tell by feeling it and that after three years I would at least be severly unwe
Avatar f tn Their must be a lot of Lucy's on here if you had to go way up to 2340. A little humor. I'm glad you asked the question about chest pain. I get chest pain so extreme that the doctors thought I was having a heart attack. Thankfully no but they put me through hell to find out. I never want to go through all that again. I never thought of Fibro. being the cause. Have you heard anything more about it?
Avatar n tn I would like to know if it is possible that my chest pain is cardiac in origin or if it is costochondritis as my doc's seem to think. I am 23, female, no family history of heart probs, non smoker ocassional drinker. It is on the left side of my chest, radiating out, down my left arm and up my neck into my jaw. Occasionally my left arm will feel numb as will the left side of my face (only happens very occasionally).
390388 tn?1279639813 One possible symptom of fibromyalgia is Costochondritis. You can also have pain in your sternum from this. If you have spoken to your doctor and they have ruled out all possible serious diagnoses then I would almost feel assured that it is fibro.
272434 tn?1228610809 It's so hard to tell what is related to what when one has fibromyalgia and I am not sure doctors know either so I have learned to listen to my body and my intuition more and treat myself gently...
Avatar n tn Of course it also seems that autoimmune conditions, and fibromyalgia are heavily associated with costochondritis. And these afflictions are also associated both with being HCV positive, and with Interferon therapy. So, my questions for the medical community are these: Does HCV cause this costochondritis, either directly (from viral attack), or indirectly, from immune system and antibody responses? Why does this syndrome remain after tx and in my case, long after SVR?
Avatar m tn The mainstream hasn’t recognized it yet, but nutritional and hormonal deficiencies often play a major role in fibromyalgia, and a good naturopathic physician can find them–and fix them for good. P.S. this is old for my wife!
Avatar f tn Since this has been going on for so long and evidently your doctors have not mentioned Fibromyalgia to you, I would talk with my doctor about this. Just from what you've said it is possible that you have fibro, but sounds like you have other health issues going on. As you've probably already read in your research of fibro, they are still researching the cause(s) of fibro and there is not yet any one med they can give for it. What works for some does not work for others.
Avatar f tn There aremany other symptoms which you may google under Fibromyalgia. It is critical to find a good Rheumatologist who can recommend and work jointly with a Psychologist. Typically, a physician will recommend cymbalta or lyrics or medication which contains gabapentin. All of which dulls the pain and has bad side effects which turn you into a mummy. A good psychiatrist will treat you with an anti-depressant which will relieve your muscle aches and help you function better.
Avatar m tn However, on a different site, I've read that this can be a chronic condition and can stick around for many months or even more and even suggested that I may have fibromyalgia. What can I do to make it this pain go away faster? How long do costochondritis usually last for? Since I am on a competitive sports team, it's imperative that I keep working out, but if weight training will further exacerbate this condition, I'll stop. Any opinions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn Haven't been on in a while. Fibro for appx 20 yrs, costochondritis 3 yrs and now pysc thinks I have something else drs haven't found yet. Maybe CFS she said. Have constant fatigue(even after sleep), swollen neck and underarm swollen lymph nodes, strange headache, brain fog much worse, sore throat almost constantly, and of course muscle and joint pain much worse. Using a cane alot now. Is it normal that all three can affect one person? Does having one make you more at risk for getting others?
875863 tn?1271606985 I was in excrutciating pain. After that, came extreme weakness, and chronic foot pain. The foot and weakness has not subsided. I went to a different Doc last week, because I can't take this anymore. He gave me Methylpredisolone. My second day's pills did really well for me, but the third day's brought me right back down to day 1. That's where I'm at now. Today is the third day's pills. I felt so good yesterday. Still had some pain and weakness, but nothing like I have been having.
Avatar f tn intermittently i have had problems falling over to left side, muscle vibrations,severe migraines, muscle twiches and spasms, blurry vision, severe fatigue which sometimes improves only to worsen again the more i do and also joint pain. so far i have been told i have costochondritis, gasrto osophageal spasms and possible fibromyalgia and M.E i had a 5 min neuro exam which apparently was normal, my heart is fine i have pernicious anaemia which is controlled.
Avatar n tn Had triple by-pass about 7 months ago and cardioligist said may be fibromyalgia. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn Since then I have never been the same - I have had periods (much shorter this time) where the severe/acute symptoms come back again, and have had numerous infections including costochondritis and diverticulitis and even had to get my gallbladder removed after a sudden onset of pancreatitis. In 2007 I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hashimoto's, IBS, and dormant ebstein-barr and HHV-6.
Avatar f tn I had ecgs, bloods, chest x ray and an echo and also consultation with the cardiologist - everything was fine. This lasted about 5/6 months and since this i have never been right, i have always hurt somewhere. Not long after the costo passed in spring 2007 i started getting headaches and bad pain in my neck and back which eventually passed without a diagnosis from the doctor.
Avatar f tn When RA attacks it, it becomes inflamed and sore just like a joint, which of course causes pain and a feeling of tightness when you breathe. You could also be suffering from fibromyalgia, which often occurs with RA and causes body pain and fatigue. It's very important that you be treated for RA, not just the symptoms which is what Darvocet was doing. Just because you don't have as much pain doesn't meant the disease isn't continuing to do damage.