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kate35kate35 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2020 in Disabled people
Hello everyone im new here i got diagnosed with costocondritis last week after been in pain sice christmas when i got a bad flu, im realy suffering with it and was wondering if anyone else has this xxx


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @kate35 and I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing a lot of pain. I've not heard of Costochondritis before, nor have I seen it mentioned here on the community before. However, lots of people join the community every day so hopefully you will find someone else in a similar situation.

    If theres anything else that we can help you with, then please do let us know :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Great to have you with us @kate35. :)

  • mumo3mumo3 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi @kate35
    I was diagnosed with costochondritis last year after a chest infection. It does get better. It's inflammation where the ribs meet the sternum and can be really painful even to breathe.  I'd use a warm not hot, hot water bottle and take your painkillers, Ibuprofen helped me but some people can't take it. Most importantly rest and don't lift anything too heavy or do anything too strenuous. 
    I hope this is helpful. Feel better soon
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    A very warm welcome to the community @mumo3! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • mumo3mumo3 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi @ Chloe_Scope thank you very much for your warm welcome! I wish I'd known about this community sooner. Better late than never I guess😊
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Great to have you with us. :)

    I hope you find it helpful @mumo3

  • katienewmedltdkatienewmedltd Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Have you thought at using a PEMF device or having some PEMF treatment?
  • Kit_Kit_ Member Posts: 31 Connected
    I had costochondritis a while ago. It feels absolutely rubbish but if you avoid lifting things or using your core it should get better. The thing I struggled with was continuing to avoid the things that aggravated it after the pain stopped because you have to leave it a few extra weeks or it might flare up again. It's inflammation so follow general advice for inflammatory pain and you should feel better.
    You posted this a couple of weeks ago so how are you doing now?
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