Okay, here's a new one on my. I read an article from Healthiculture.com that addressed patients with fibromyagia who may be experiencing breast and/or rib cage pain as a result of the wrong type of bra and maybe other clothing, too. I have never found a 'comfortable' bra in my whole life. I think it's a myth perpetuated by manufacturers (maybe even designed by men--lol) to want us to believe there is such a thing. For women who are not well-endowed on top maybe it's not a problem. I, on the… read more
I have to agree with some of the ladies on the sport bras. I am very well endowed and when they hurt, they hurt. I have been getting the cute kind of like a spandex ones at Wal-Mart. Only around $7. A lot of cute colors to choose from. I wear them to sleep in and everyday stuff. I find them the most comfortable.
Hope this helps.
Almost all I've read about FMS suggests it is progressive and there is no known cause and no known cure. I fully expect my issues to be degenerative and try to plan ahead for that emotionally while still living gladly in the precious, present moment! As I have matured in my acceptance of FMS I find myself mellowing as far as hostility goes--I used to go off on anyone about anything. I am very open and honest with my husband about my feelings at any given time, because he used to take it personally. But I still find myself defending my pain, fatigue, depression-you know, whatever-even though he, and my sister, know that I have no control over these things. When I feel 'em, I feel 'em. I don't get sharp or short or angry with them, I just state facts and if they react negatively it is their choice. I am so well aware that there are people who have things worse than I do to live with and deal with in their lives. In fact, compared to my first marriage, which was abusive in every way possible, FMS is a picnic. No kidding. I used to know a lady who believed everything she read--before computers--and she had newspaper clippings all over the place to confirm things, even when they were contradictory! I'm going to see what more I can find out about this Costochondritis and what other sources have to say. I sure enjoy discussing these things with you, my friends! Edcuational, supportive, helpful! Thanks and hugs!--J
stochondritis (kos-toe-kon-DRY-tis) is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum). Pain caused by costochondritis might mimic that of a heart attack or other heart conditions.
Costochondritis is sometimes known as chest wall pain, costosternal syndrome or costosternal chondrodynia. Sometimes, swelling accompanies the pain (Tietze syndrome).
Costochondritis usually has no apparent cause. Treatment focuses on easing your pain while you wait for the condition to improve on its own, which can take several weeks or longer.
Costochondritis usually goes away on its own, although it might last for several weeks or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief.
The pain associated with costochondritis usually:
Occurs on the left side of your breastbone
Is sharp, aching or pressure-like
Affects more than one rib
Worsens when you take a deep breath or cough
When to see a doctor
If you have chest pain, you should seek emergency medical attention to rule out life-threatening causes such as a heart atta
Costochondritis, also known as chest wall pain, costosternal syndrome, or costosternal chondrodynia is an acute and often temporary inflammation of the costal cartilage, the structure that connects each rib to the sternum at the costosternal joint. The condition is a common cause of chest pain. Though costochondritis often resolves on its own, it can be a recurring condition that has little or no signs of onset.
Costochondritis symptoms can be similar to the chest pain associated with a heart attack. Unexplained chest pain is considered a medical emergency until life-threatening cardiac issues can be ruled out. Severe cases of costal cartilage inflammation that also involve painful swelling are sometimes referred to as Tietze's syndrome, a term sometimes used interchangeably with costochondritis. However, some physicians view costochondritis and Tietze's syndrome as separate disease states due to the absence of costal cartilage swelling in costochondritis.
Treatment options are quite limited and usually involve a combination of rest, analgesics, or anti-inflammatory medications. Cases with persistent discomfort may be managed with cortisone injections or surgery may be indicated if the condition is severe. Individuals with costochondritis are typically instructed to avoid strenuous physical activity to prevent the onset of an attack.
As far as bras go, I only wear the Ahh Bras or Genie Bras... you can get them on Amazon... I step into it and pull it up over my hips and it seems to hurt less than anything else I have found. I also have a latex allergy and find that some bras were just intolerable for that reason....... hope that helps...
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