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Is this costo or not?!?

Posted by DJ on October 31, 2001 at 11:28:54:

I'm am aggravated beyond belief. Several months ago I was diagnosed with costo based on tenderness around my chest/breast area. Chest x-rays were normal as was an EKG. Now, for the past two weeks I have been experiencing "numbness" from above the breast area all the way up to my throat. Sometimes I do experience a pressure like feeling in the center of my chest or sternum. However, I am not experiencing anything related to tenderness nor do I have complications breathing. I've been put through another round of testing to include chest x-ray, abdominal ultrasound, and an upper GI. As expected, they were all negative for complications. I am now scheduled for a stress test. Anyway, besides the numbness in the upper chest area I am also experiencing aching in the center of my back which radiates up to my shoulders. Could this still be considered costo or do I have something else going on here? I feel like the Drs. aren't taking me seriously but I haven't imagined what I'm feeling. Can you enlighten me on my situation - Please?!?
Thanks, DJ



Re: Is this costo or not?!?

Posted by Joanie on October 31, 2001 at 15:29:20:

In Reply to: Is this costo or not?!? posted by DJ on October 31, 2001 at 11:28:54:

Typically when doctors can't find a diagnosis, what you really are suffering from is chronic bracing. See the glossary on this site for more information, and then go to the archives for loads of info on bracing. You'll learn a lot. Good luck.

Namaste`

Joanie

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Re: Is this costo or not?!?

Posted by Terry on October 31, 2001 at 17:41:01:

In Reply to: Is this costo or not?!? posted by DJ on October 31, 2001 at 11:28:54:

DJ, Ive had costo for 3 yes now. In the beginning I had that numb feeling into my neck also. It was weird. For some reason wearing anything around my neck seemed to aggravate it. Im in a costo support group and MANY describe this weird throat/neck sensation.



To Terry: and DJ Re: Is this costo or not?!?

Posted by Barb on October 31, 2001 at 21:21:47:

In Reply to: Re: Is this costo or not?!? posted by Terry on October 31, 2001 at 17:41:01:

Hi Terry and DJ,
Are you still having Costo symtoms. Have you tried any
of the self help methods found in the archives for chronic
bracing? What I have observed from my own daughter and
friends that have costo is either they have extreme stress
in their lives or their diet needs to change drastically.
My 13 year old daugters diet was the worst.....like 13
year olds eat...and she had costo really bad.
I finally changed her diet to whole foods and took her off
sugar, white flour, processed foods, and dairey products.
I also added anti-fungal herbs for candida...she was
showing symtoms. Its been 2 months now and the change
in her has been dramatic. She does not have the pain
she was having unless she eats those foods we have removed.
Hope this helps some.
Barb

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Re: Is this costo or not?!?

Posted by Davetx on October 31, 2001 at 21:54:50:

In Reply to: Is this costo or not?!? posted by DJ on October 31, 2001 at 11:28:54:

DJ, You do have the symptoms of costro. For that pain in the center of your back and shoulders, take your hands and place them on the back of your head and very slowly push your head forward and try to move your head forward until your chin touches your chest.You should feel a pulling in your neck and shoulders. Also move your head from side to side and lay your head on your shoulders. Your pain in your chest may get greater when doing this, if it does your problem more then likely is bracing. Good luck

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Re: Is this costo or not?!? (Archive in costochondritis.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 01, 2001 at 09:50:05:

In Reply to: Is this costo or not?!? posted by DJ on October 31, 2001 at 11:28:54:

Hi, DJ.

Terry, DaveTX, Barb & Joanie all have good information.

You know that, so long as you continue to complain, the docs will continue to order tests just to get you out of the office.

Go to the costochondritis and the bracing archives and do what it says. When you get imediate relief, you will know that you are finally on the right trail.

Let us know what you learn and how you do.

Walt

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Re: Is this costo or not?!?

Posted by dj on November 01, 2001 at 17:04:51:

In Reply to: Re: Is this costo or not?!? posted by Terry on October 31, 2001 at 17:41:01:

To Terry,
Thanks for the insight on costo but I was wondering if you could enlighten me on the support groups you refer to in your post?
DJ



Re: Is this costo or not?!? (Supporrt group?)

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 02, 2001 at 11:56:33:

In Reply to: Re: Is this costo or not?!? posted by dj on November 01, 2001 at 17:04:51:

Hi, dj.

In MY opinion, support groups, for easily eliminated conditions like costochondritis, are just supporting the person's right to continue keeping the condition.

Walt



Re: Is this costo or not?!?

Posted by Peggy on November 02, 2001 at 22:19:33:

In Reply to: Is this costo or not?!? posted by DJ on October 31, 2001 at 11:28:54:

I've had costo in the past. At first, when I didn't know what it was or anything about it, I had a chiro repeatedly adjusting my rib that was turning in the socket. No relief there.

I've learned many things here. The last couple times I felt the costo, it promptly disappeared in less than a week of beginning SR. I don't remember when I last had it.

Peggy





Re: Is this costo or not?!? (Supporrt group?)Your wrong dr stoll

Posted by Carl on November 03, 2001 at 02:14:15:

In Reply to: Re: Is this costo or not?!? (Supporrt group?) posted by Walt Stoll on November 02, 2001 at 11:56:33:

In MY opinion, support groups, for easily eliminated conditions like costochondritis, are just supporting the person's right to continue keeping the condition.

Walt

Support groups are great for many many people. They help tremendously.




Re: Is this costo or not?!? TESTIMONIAL

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 03, 2001 at 10:06:24:

In Reply to: Re: Is this costo or not?!? posted by Peggy on November 02, 2001 at 22:19:33:

Thanks, Peggy.

Testimonials change more people's minds than ANYTHING I can say!

Namaste`

Walt

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support groups

Posted by labrat on November 03, 2001 at 12:42:41:

In Reply to: Re: Is this costo or not?!? (Supporrt group?)Your wrong dr stoll posted by Carl on November 03, 2001 at 02:14:15:

Hi Carl,

I agree with Walt.

I think support groups for things like cancer and alcoholism are good, because those things may be hard to get rid of or you might not be able to get rid of them at all. In other words, for stuff you have to live with, they can offer help.

For things like costo, that you can cure yourself, I think Doc stoll's point is that they tend to stop people from actually curing themselves or getting better. I have seen it in action with relatives. I guess it depends on the group, but the one's I've heard of seem to be a forum to commiserate mostly. Not much in the way of action.

From a "natural progression" standpoint, if these groups actually helped people get well, they would work themselves out of existence!

just my .02

~~~8>

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Re: Is this costo or not?!? (Supporrt group?)Your wrong dr stoll (Archive in Philosophy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 04, 2001 at 09:24:40:

In Reply to: Re: Is this costo or not?!? (Supporrt group?)Your wrong dr stoll posted by Carl on November 03, 2001 at 02:14:15:

Carl,

If there is no cure, support groups are great. When the cure is easily available they are death traps. I have 40 years experience with them. I routinely referred my chronic patients to them until I learned that most of the conditions were curable. THEN, I watched those who still chose the support group gradually get worse, while those who were brave enough to do the work--that would resolve their condition--got better. What is YOUR experience?

Walt

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