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Costocondritis??

Posted by fid on February 12, 2003 at 08:55:48:

Three weeks ago i started getting bad chest pain and i went to hospital and had all the normal tests. However, nothing showed up and the doctor said i had Costocondritis. However, i think the doctor may be wrong. I have different symptoms to the usual ones. I have been experiencing shortness of breath and bad pain on the right side of my chest. I have been having very bad coughing fits which cause me to vomit and my chest is wheezy. I've been given asthma inhalers but ther are not helping and i've been told to take painkillers which make my breathing worse. Each time i get an attack my fingers and lips go blue and feel all tingly. I haven't had any injuries to my chest area which usally casues costo. I was woundering if any costo sufferers have the same symptoms? or if it could be something else.

Thank you



Re: Costocondritis?? (Archive in bracing.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 13, 2003 at 07:00:01:

In Reply to: Costocondritis?? posted by fid on February 12, 2003 at 08:55:48:

Hi, fid.

Of course it COULD be something else but, since nearly all of the other things that can cause your symptoms are really pretty easy to find with the "usual tests" it is pretty unlikely.

Since costochondritis and the attendant panic attacks that accompany fears that "it MIGHT be something else" explains all of your symptoms, I am reminded of what we were taught in medical school before we ever saw a patient: "When you hear hoofbeats in KY, don't look for Zebras."

The severe bracing of the intercostal muscles, ALWAYS attendant to costo, makes it very difficult to get a full breath.

Spend some time in the costo and the bracing archives and start reversing it. You have plenty of time to do this since you are spending so much time panicing about it now.

THEN if you still have any symptoms, after eliminating the bracing, it will be a lot easier to see what else you might have.

Let us know what you learn and how you do.

Walt



Re: Costocondritis?? (Archive in bracing.)

Posted by
Charlott on February 15, 2003 at 00:30:48:

In Reply to: Re: Costocondritis?? (Archive in bracing.) posted by Walt Stoll on February 13, 2003 at 07:00:01:

I have costochondritis and did not have a injury to my chest. I just want to say that I too suffer from stress and panic attacks and the doctor took the usual tests two years ago. I am going to try this bracing technique and see if it does help. Thanks for the advice.



Re: Costocondritis?? (Archive in bracing.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 16, 2003 at 05:43:28:

In Reply to: Re: Costocondritis?? (Archive in bracing.) posted by Charlott on February 15, 2003 at 00:30:48:

Thanks, Charlotte.

Most people with costo have never had a chest injury.

Let us know how you do.

Walt



Re: Costocondritis?? (Archive in bracing.)

Posted by
Edna Ashman on February 17, 2003 at 10:20:37:

In Reply to: Re: Costocondritis?? (Archive in bracing.) posted by Walt Stoll on February 16, 2003 at 05:43:28:

I have a small( Endoscopy result)it is troublesome so many foods drink upset me.but after looking at your archives i realise i have costo chondritis, have had very painful ribs ,back and arms for25 yrs the pain goes into my neck and up the back of my head and also get defribu lations this is frightening. ia 75 yrs of age and have extensive Pagets disease.sine pelvis arm and leg and base of neck. have APD infusisions, when Phosphates go higb For the last 5weeks after a time little indegestion but suddenly this and the costo is unbearable.Ihave costipation and now ow on
Moticol this does the trick but as i cannot take aperients because they upset my hernia my doc say Motival wont ,i wonder.I have bought your book and doing breathing relaxation.I sound aworn out old lady but when not in pain i am very active Gardening etc. Please can you give me some relief. Edna.



Re: Costocondritis?? (Archive in bracing.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 18, 2003 at 07:05:46:

In Reply to: Re: Costocondritis?? (Archive in bracing.) posted by Edna Ashman on February 17, 2003 at 10:20:37:

Hi, Edna.

The most immediate relief would be with Rolfing. See the Rolfing archives. If you discover your ideal SR (it MAY be breathing), by the time the Rolfing wears off, you should have it under control.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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