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Does Anyone Else Have Bouts Of Costochondritis With MS? How Do You Handle It And What Does Your Doctor Say?

Does Anyone Else Have Bouts Of Costochondritis With MS? How Do You Handle It And What Does Your Doctor Say?

Costochondritis is pain in the chest, often on the left side. It can mimic a heart attack, but it is inflammation between the ribs. It hurts terribly and makes it hard to lift anything or even breathe at times. It started when I was lifting my grandson above me while playing on the couch a couple of years ago. It also was after I found out I had new T spine lesions. It lasted about 3 weeks the first time. Since then it just comes on every 6 months or so for around two weeks. I didn't really… read more

posted October 8, 2016
A MyMSTeam Member

TY for sharing. I have not heard of the disease but I do know MS Hugs are painful. You are in my prayers.

posted October 9, 2016
A MyMSTeam Member

A good thing to do would be to see a physiotherapist. Even better would be to see a Rheumatology Physiotherapist. Costochondritis is incredibly painful but it can be improved with the correct exercises and treatment.

posted October 9, 2016
A MyMSTeam Member

I never heard of this & I have had MS for 42 years. TY for sharing

posted October 10, 2016
A MyMSTeam Member

I just have trouble taking in a deep breath. Would a pulmonologist be helpful for you?

posted October 8, 2016
A MyMSTeam Member

Only treatment for costochondritis is anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen. It also interacts with the saratus anterior muscle that runs down the under side of the arm to the middle to the pinky finger.

posted March 7, 2017

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