From one flare to another… this week: Costochondritis

I shared with you the troubles of the last couple of weeks. And now, this week…

Many years ago, I was diagnosed with Costochondritis. I was getting these horrible pains in my chest but they weren’t heart attacks. Just super tight and painful. It had been quite a while since I had a flare up.

This past Wednesday, it started out of nowhere. Horrible pain in my chest, along the ribs. Even painful to the touch. I tried everything I could think of. Heat, Advil, cbd salve, massage… nothing was working.

So on the third day of this flare, I contacted my doctor. I just couldn’t take it anymore. I was surprised to learn that there is an anti-inflammatory medication that now helps with my Costochondritis.

It doesn’t seem to completely remove the discomfort, but it definitely lessens it. I am still applying heat, off and on throughout the day, which only helps in small bursts.

Goodness, I feel like I jump from one flare to the other lately. It is quite exhausting.

Luckily, my Daily Goodie Box arrived yesterday. This will give me something to do to keep my mind off of all of this pain.

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