Costochondritis is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. Some ppl w/ CFIDS/ME are susceptible to it b/c of breathing difficulties. Shallowness of breath. What happens in costochondritis is your sternum area becomes tight. You feel tightness of chest, shortness of breath. Hot baths and for those who can stomach it -- Ibupro. -- help. Moist heat can help. I also use "magnatherm." You can google it. When nothing works, I give myself procaine injections into the sternum. This relaxes the muscles and temporarily provides relief. The costochondritis is something that sends many of us, when we first get it, to the hospital, not knowing what it is. And the hospital? They don't know what it is, either. Except for something that can't be seen on an x-ray. So thus it's in your head. Again. Like all else. Have any of you had it? Or get it regularly?
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