... I've been taking Lyrica for the fibro, and it did help when it was my "regular" fibro, but not so much anymore. ... (4 replies)
... On Jan 1, 2007 all of a sudden I started feeling very sick - I had fatigue, nausea, anorexia, insomnia and extreme shortness of breath (there was no wheezing, and my oxygen saturation levels were always 100%). I would also get these strange attacks in my chest where all of a sudden all the ribs muscles would go into a spasm and it would be hard to breath. After about a week of... (4 replies)
... I would really appreciate some help on this. ... (2 replies)
... One other thing that I am on that is not as common is minocycline. There was research that tetracycline and some related medicines help with inflammatory arthritis. You might ask your rheumatologist about trying it. ... (1 replies)
... Look for the info on the Costochondritis board, further down the list of boards. ... (6 replies)
... Rotator Cuff board or see who can help you here. I've had it and have had surgery on both my AC joints to remove the ends of the collarbones to relieve the pain. ... (6 replies)
... Check out the brand new board on this....Costochondritis.....that is it's official name. You'll find some help there, I'm sure. ... (31 replies)
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... Hi all,
Here is my story, hoping you all might be able to help:
I have been having terrible joint pain (that keeps me awake at night and does not respond to ibuprofen or percoset) in my ankles, wrists elbow and sometimes knees and shoulders. Ironically, I have a "bad" hip that does not seem to be affected at the same times as my other joints. These joint pains seem to... (4 replies)
... Another question is if it hurts to touch certain areas of your chest? Do any of your ribs hurt especially where the ribs attach to the breast bone? If so, you may have costochondritis, an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage. Anti-inflamatories like ibuprofen and applications of heat to the area can really help.
Just another idea.
gentle hugs..............Jenny (2 replies)
... AS would be a better alternative since it can be treated and is not usually fatal. I don't know about the Young's diet, but a raw foods diet could help very much in AS. Dr. ... (9 replies)
... I don't have scoliosis as far as I know, but I do have the dip thing in the middle of my chest, but didn't know that had anything to do with anything. I appreciate your response because I am having a very hard time figuring out what is wrong with me. I do think I have arthritis in my knees and hips as well. Is it common to have arthritis in other areas if you have... (10 replies)
Looks like many people experience this so differently, with the exception that it's painful to say the least.
Anti-inflammatory meds are usually the treatment of choice, and certain meds work better than others. Work with your doctor closely on this. There are many different meds to try.
Apart from that, here are other things that seem to help a lot of people, as... (54 replies)
... I was diagnosed with costochondritis in December, although I had the symptoms for almost 3 years. It all started one night with cramps and chest pain, and I ended up at ER. ... (54 replies)
... Hi, I've just been diagnosed as having costochondritis and it kills! ... (54 replies)