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Posted by jean [1566.1351] on October 28, 2004 at 21:23:17:

Help! My daughter is 14. She had bronchitis in early September and afterwards developed chest pain , shortness of breath and now she is constantly tired. We are seeing all the specialists but she is not getting any better. Nothing seems to help. She has had antibiotics, steroids, sdvil, tylenol 3. At one point, the doctor said it was probably costochondritis - but that it should be better by now. After reading the posts on your website, it appears that this could go on for quite some time. I did read about rolfing and bracing - but how can I find out more about this and any other suggestions on what might help her to get better.



Re: adolescent costochondritis

Posted by
Cheezi [50.275] on October 29, 2004 at 00:30:32:

In Reply to: adolescent costochondritis posted by jean [1566.1351] on October 28, 2004 at 21:23:17:

Have the docs done chest x-rays? Are her lungs clear? My daughter (also 14) used to have a lot of problems with bronchitis and pneumonia. Feel free to e-mail if you'd like to chat.

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Re: adolescent costochondritis (Archive in pediatrics.)

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on October 29, 2004 at 08:29:00:

In Reply to: adolescent costochondritis posted by jean [1566.1351] on October 28, 2004 at 21:23:17:

Hi, Jean.

All the information she needs is on this website. The problem will be, at this age, your being able to let go and her being willing to take responsibility for learning how to get her life back on track.

SHE has to decide to learn this stuff and then to do the harder work of actually doing it. She is at the absolutely worst age to actually do this. Fourteen year-old girls already know everything there is to know!

Walt



Re: adolescent costochondritis

Posted by Tonia [1313.842] on October 29, 2004 at 10:35:32:

In Reply to: adolescent costochondritis posted by jean [1566.1351] on October 28, 2004 at 21:23:17:

Hi,

I do think your daughter needs to be checked for pneumonia. Costochondritis is usually associated with chest pain (especially when pressure is applied to the chest), and pain with deep respiration. However, shortness of breath and and the type of weakness you describe may indicate pneumonia.

Also, consider having cultures done, so the docs can determine if the bacteria (if it is a bacterial infection)
is sensitive to the antibiotics your child is receiving or has received. Have the docs ruled out pericarditis, etc?

Tonia

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Re: adolescent costochondritis - TO WALT

Posted by Barb [2737.74] on October 29, 2004 at 11:32:52:

In Reply to: Re: adolescent costochondritis (Archive in pediatrics.) posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on October 29, 2004 at 08:29:00:

LOL...Walt, I had to read this several times before I got it......(what I think you mean anyways).....AH YES, you mean the KNOW IT ALL symdrome......

Children have that syndrome until they move out and see that they really don't know it all........;o)




Re: adolescent costochondritis - TO WALT

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on October 30, 2004 at 07:33:27:

In Reply to: Re: adolescent costochondritis - TO WALT posted by Barb [2737.74] on October 29, 2004 at 11:32:52:

Thanks, Barb.

The older I got the smarter my mother and father got but they were not perfect either.

Walt

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