Costochondritis -- Tietze's Syndrome

Costochondritis is a condition that causes chest pain due to inflammation of the cartilage and bones in the chest wall. Also called Tietze's Syndrome, costochondritis occurs when there is inflammation at the junction of the rib bone and breastbone (sternum). At this junction, there is cartilage joining these bones. This cartilage can become irritated and inflamed. Depending on the extent of the inflammation, costochondritis can be quite painful.

This is what my docs told me this afternoon

is this Fibro related? and they put me on Potassium Gluconate once daily.....what else can a take durring the day like ibuprofen? oh also I am wheelchair bound so i push my chair around..thats how they figgured it out its even more irritatited with me pushing myself and im so stubburn headed i forget and push myself anyways ugh im very independent usually THIS STINKS LOL

HI CORRINE329 I. also have chronditis/tietze syndrome my rheumi told me that ut was caused by rbe nerves in the stomach and to drink milk or take tuns ive done that since august8 and it hasn't helped did your doctor told you to take ibuprofin I'm taking amitriptyline and tramadol stopped taking the naptoxene for a month what did your Dr say what caused it thanks for the information

How much potassium glutonate do you take everyday thanks again

Hi Corinne, I’m not sure what the link between costochondritis and fibro is, but I can tell you since I was dx with fibro over 2 years ago, I have had the costochondritis 3 x , it can be very painful, I was put on a steroid pack for 10 days and took Tylenol, rest, rest, rest, had trouble even getting dressed. It took a few weeks to heal.
Hugs for quick healing

I would not be at all surprised if I had this, I understand this pain, someone else was talking about this, Rachel I think, ours is especially bad right under the breasts, where the bra is. I just had to have a stress test done because of chest pain, and I would not be at all surpirsed if this comes up as a diagnosis some day! I think this is what I had when he gave me the Demerol shot in the Stermum area!

Because of all the meds you take and a pain pump implant, you really do need to talk to your Dr about taking Ibuprofen!

This may be your ticket to insurance approved electric chair Corinne, I would think that with the Scoliosis, they would have done this for you a long time ago, sounds like you are going to have to go after them to get it! They are going to make you insist on it!

This has also been discussed with Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus groups, so it is something that seems to go with it all, Cori.

Talk to your Doc about it, let me know how it goes!

I am so very glad to have you back, We all really missed you, you are a very important part of our group, you are so loved here!