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What's Your Opinion On Costochondritis

What's Your Opinion On Costochondritis

Last year my husband rushed me to the hospital as I knew I was having a heart attack! I had been having chest pains for months but ignored them until the night I knew it was real. Only to find out it was Costochondritis & ground glass opacity. Big was that scary. Has anyone else out there had this??

A myRAteam Member said:

I used to get it all the time would throw myself into the bed and then could not move at all it was horrible my RA meds seem to control that not as well and have not had it for a long time the doctor would always say it won't hurt you and i would be thinking you get it and see if it does not hurt i knew he meant long term but it is the worst pain i have ever had and have had people to come to the ER many times when i was working thinking they were having a heart attack. So know exactly what you mean and i feel for you it is rough

posted 11 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes mine was diagnosed by CT Scan. Plus I had to go see a cancer doctor just for safety sakes but it turned out well. No cancer!!😊

posted 11 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member ...assum8ngbthe patient has no prior heart or lung diagnoses, then costco is dx typicall via
Just symptoms...it’s inflammation of the cartilage attaching the ribs to the sternum...xrays usually.won't show much, as RA inflamed cartilage won't up show on an X-ray. Typically if one has RA, and a heart attach can be ruled out per EKG and lack of other heart attack symptoms, its assumed to be costochronditis, especially if it goes away in a few days. Usually no other tests are done, cause there is no treatment for it short or treating ur RA with DMARDS, biologicals, NSAIDS. But of course always follow the advice of your doctors. Best wishes

posted 11 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have had it many times but thank goodness it hasn’t lasted very long. I have had Pneumonia 3 times in the last two years and it usually leaves me Costochondriti. Once I was having lunch with my sister and three daughters when I got the pain that I got really red in the face and started to sweet really bad. My sister and I decided to go home and not go shopping with the girls. I got so hot water was dripping off my very red face. She talked me into going to the nearest hospital. I was there two days because they thought I may have a heart attack. I had a lot of tests to rule out any heart problems.

posted 12 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yep, me too. Had it for about 5 years. I've had RA for years and always having weird pain, rashes, etc. RA effects your whole body and makes everything go haywire. I usually just ignore that kind of stuff because it usually goes away sooner or later.

posted 12 days ago
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