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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 8, 2010
  • 08:01 PM

I am diagnosed with Costochondritis and I get very bad chest pains, with pains in my upper ribs and up to my jaw. Everything came out normal EKG, bloodwork, chest x-ray, etc. I am on pain medications that are not working. I will be getting a cortisone injection in my chest eventually. I have Costochondritis for almost 2 months now.

I also had 5 episodes of trouble breathing and pressure in my chest. In fact, I woke up at 2 in the morning on Thursday and I had trouble breathing. My question is even though that it is Costochondritis, how do I know the episodes I am having are not from a heart attack?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  • I have new symptoms with my chest pain. I have pain in my left arm and shoulder. The chest pain is still the same. I have pain in my jaw, back, neck, right arm and upper ribs. I don't know if these are signs of a heart attack or the symptoms of what my doctor still thinks is Costochondritis? I want to go to the ER to get checked out. Also, I noticed I have a lump on my left arm. Cassie
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    • February 21, 2010
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