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COSTOCHONDRITIS IN FIBROMYALGIA

June 2, 2017

Costochondritis is literally a pain in the neck, and the chest, and ribs, and ….
Plus, it makes it really hard to work out what your chest pain is. Costo? Heart Attack? So if you see me rubbing my chest all the time, ignore me. Just inflamed rib cartilage.

THE BODY PRINCIPLE

There is a symptom of Fibromyalgia (FM) that is rarely talked about, yet is very prevalent among sufferers and quite scary at the first onset.  It is called Costochondritis.

It is a chest pain that can be sharp and jabbing.  It can easily be mistaken for heart problems including heart attack and stroke.  Actually it is the cartilage between the ribs and the chest bone becoming inflamed and sore.  You will probably find it hard to move your upper body without the sharp pain in your chest.  It takes you off guard. Costochondritis affects about 70% of FM sufferers.  The pain can last for days or even months, and can reappear at anytime.

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Symptoms of Costochondritis

  • sharp, stabbing pain in the front of the chest
  • ribs that are sore to the touch
  • pain on the left or right side of the chest
  • upper chest pains
  • burning pain in the…

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