Costochondritis Archives

costo

[ Costochondritis Archive ]
[ Main Archives Page ] [ Glossary/Index ]
[ FAQ ] [ Recommended Books ] [ Bulletin Board ]
   Search this site!
 
        

costo

Posted by dn on September 22, 2002 at 22:23:23:

I am writing to ask for help.

In February, I was diagnosed with costo. One day I was doing 45 min on the Nordic Trac the next I could barely get out of bed. I was a full time teacher and had to quit for the rest of the year and did not return this year.
I went to an Internal Med doctor who tested me for everything from Lupus to tuberculosis to fibromyalgia.
I was also diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, sleeplessness.
Now seven months later I have had one good month (June) where I actually felt like I was on the "upswing".
Presently, I am in considerable pain. I have coughing fits where I feel like things are ripping in my chest. These fits just come suddenly, I use an inhaler then they go away.
I have not gone one day without the pain in my chest. I especially hurt to scrub a sink, type, sing, or raise my voice. However, now I seem to have taken a jump backwards and I can't do much of anything. I get tired just sitting back against the chair.
I hurt in my chest, under my arms, and in my back (bwtn the shoulder blades).

Please tell me what costo is, why I got it (if in fact I have it), how long will it last, will I ever fully recover?



Re: costo

Posted by Terry on September 23, 2002 at 00:01:40:

In Reply to: costo posted by dn on September 22, 2002 at 22:23:23:

For me my costo started after using a Total Gym 2000. I got on it and did pull ups with NO warm up. OUCH!! Im still suffering with flare-ups after 4 yrs.

Follow Ups:


Re: costo

Posted by Terry on September 23, 2002 at 00:05:56:

In Reply to: costo posted by dn on September 22, 2002 at 22:23:23:

I suffer with the same pain as you. Except I also have ot all on my right side. I have been in a bad flare for a week now due to carrying something against my chest a week ago. I use a topical gel called Ahhhloe Ice, its the only thing I find that takes away 99% of the pain. This can be chronic for some people, like myself I'm afraid. Ive tried SR, Yoga, everything, they dont help. I believe its a form of arthritis, its swollen cartilage on the ribs, not much can be done about that, just be careful, dont twist and turn your body too fast, dont lift, push, or carry anything too heavy. Below is a link to a VERY informative site. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Good Luck

Follow Ups:


Re: costo (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 23, 2002 at 09:28:05:

In Reply to: costo posted by dn on September 22, 2002 at 22:23:23:

Hi, dn.

This is a TOTALLY unnecessary condition. In my opinion it is only the gross intentional ignorance (or more likely the unwillingness to take the time to explain it to you) of your physicians that has lead to your problem continuing all these months.

Start by going to the glossary for any unfamiliar terms and then devour the costochondritis, bracing and SR archives.

Let us know what you learn. You have to learn first and THEN do what will resolve this.

Walt


Follow Ups:


[ Costochondritis Archive ]
[ Main Archives Page ] [ Glossary/Index ]
[ FAQ ] [ Recommended Books ] [ Bulletin Board ]
   Search this site!