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sparkle7
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wikipedia -

Costochondritis is a benign inflammation of the costal cartilage, which is a length of cartilage which connects each rib, except the eleventh and twelfth, to the sternum. It causes pain in the chest that can be reproduced by pressing on the affected area between the ribs.

This pain can be excruciating, especially after rigorous exercise. While it can be extremely painful, it is considered to be a benign condition that generally resolves. Though costochondritis appears to resolve itself, it can be a recurring condition that can appear to have little or no signs of onset.

Treatment options are quite limited and usually only involve rest and analgesics but in a very small number of cases cortisone injections and even surgery are sometimes necessary. It is recommended that costochondritis patients should refrain from physical activity to prevent the onset of an attack.[1]

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Anyone have this?

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Sparkle,

I had this and it lasted about a month and then one day i woke up and it was gone. I had a cream from my compounding pharmacy for this that helped mildly with pain (like ben gay type stuff) and took advil.

Hope it goes away quickly for you.

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Thanks Winni! It's awful. I guess I could bear it if that was the only ache/pain I had. In combination with all the other aches & pains, it's not fun at all.

I ordered some of this cream called Celadrin (anyone try it?). I've been living on my heating pad. I may go to the sauna. There's a great Korean sauna place not too far from me.

It came out of nowhere - so I guess it can stop... It seems peculiar that "they" don't know what it's from or what causes it.

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It's very painful and can send people to the ER thinking it's a heart attack.

Interestingly enough, I have gotten it every October for the last several years. In Chinese medicine, Fall is the season of metals.

For me, I think it relates to inflammation around the ribs and sternum from lead.

This started happening when I started working on heavy metals. I have read similar things on some costo websites.

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DD has this off and on. LLND suggested vitamin B6.
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It can also be a symptom of hypothyroid.
I have that when I am hypo.

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Thanks.

Nana - I started having this symptom after initiating the simplified methylation protocol. Perhaps, this was liberating metals? That's one theory I came across in my studies...

B vitamins are a feature of the simplified methylation protocol. I take the vitamins on & off as directed in dowsing my supplements. It's usually every other day or so.

I think it's starting to subside a bit. Maybe it would be a good idea to take some modified citrus pectin? I'll have to dowse that one...

I do take iodine for a number of reasons. It's also good for thyroid issues.

I didn't seem to get ill in the fall when I lived in the south. It could be something to do with the leaf mold & the cool damp weather? They have different trees down there & the weather was warmer & drier where I lived than it is in the northeast.

BTW - I'm a metal ox as per Chinese astrology.

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Sparkle,
You could use LED light therapy on the sore areas.
Increase your dose of systemic enzymes and fish oil to help reduce inflammation.


I need to ask you about something, but your mailbox is full.

Carol

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OK. I'll clear it out.

Yes, I have been using the lightworks. Thanks for the suggestions.

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This was my first symptom, and it has never completely gone away. I don't feel anything many days, but then it just creeps back in. I do find that it is worst when I have been "bracing" for whatever reason. I know that I will have more in the winter, because I brace more when going into the cold.

I took too many NSAIDs when this first started, so I can't take them anymore. Frankly, they didn't do much. I find that the heating pad is the best thing, and when I am flaring up, I pretty much live under it.

The weirdest thing is that the pain refers. It starts in one spot, then moves to other ribs or places in my chest. I have done the ER trip before, and I have had a stress test to make sure. It is always reassuring to me when I find "THE" rib that hurts - I realize it isn't my heart at that point.

When my pain is strongest, I try to avoid all nightshades, especially tomatoes. I was eating an abundance of tomatoes from my garden this summer, and sure enough, back came the pain. I had to stop for about a week to bring the pain back down.

I wish you the best with it. It's definitely uncomfortable!

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I tried tumeric a while ago & it didn't help much. I didn't have the rib pain then. I don't know if all pain is inflammatory but I tried some anti-inflammatories & it didn't help in the past.

The anti-parasite herbs seem to have helped me the most in general. I have a feeling if may be metals but I don't know. It's hard to tell.

The OTC pain meds don't help that much. It's best not to overdo them...

Thanks for the info rera.

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I had this too for quite a while. Dr did X-rays and ct scans....found nothing. Then it just disappeared! Next was the hip bone....I give up! It's always something but never shows up as anything ugh!
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As per dowsing, I'm getting chlorella & modified citrus pectin - so it seems to be it could be a metals issue...

It may be why allopathic medicine can't figure out what is causing it.

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