Costochondritis?

jen5467

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update: I smoked yesterday night no pain for the first time just a bit of anxiety but its able to come down I think I just get it because im scared of the chest pain lol but im still gonna take it slow with the smoking
 

mysunnyboy

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update: I smoked yesterday night no pain for the first time just a bit of anxiety but its able to come down I think I just get it because im scared of the chest pain lol but im still gonna take it slow with the smoking
Good idea
I’ve got it from RA. It’s sent me to the ER before because my wife thinks it’s a heart attack.
 

Hunsy37

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Wow, no one has anything to say?
Well I've gone ahead and answered my own question, though maybe it may be too soon to know.. The pills I got from my hospital visit dont completely get rid of the pain or uneasyness..and the first night of taking them I suffered some other the side affects.. waking up in the middle of the night with a killer headache.. and they've kicked the crap outta my guts.. which makes em not soo much fun to take when they make me feel worse..
Anyways I decided to give mary-jane another try.. And well it was kinda nice.. though being stonded seems to make the pains all the more noticable sometimes they come and go.. thats the only thing that make it not soo much enjoyable.. on the plus side this time around I know I'm not having a heart attack so I just deal with it reminding myself its not my heart... and another plus I got sleep.. and didnt have to waste most of my night sitting up or tossing and turning...
Did you ever get any answers for your condition???
Has any doctor recommended potassium concentrate?
 

Bears#100

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Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone.. Is there anyone else with this?? From what I have found on the net it can last 6 months to a year.. and for some ppl it can become a chronic condition..I've had chest pains for a few yrs now causing my to give up good ol mary jane :( I always feel like im having a heart attack. Recently the pains and pressure on my chst have gotten worse..so much so I thought I was nearly about to die of a heart attack on the way to the hospital.. After a few hours in the cardiac ward I was told my heart and cardiovascular system was fine and was sent on my way with some non-steriod anit inflammatory drugs.. Now I'm trying to see the family doc to get tested for other related conditions...

Just woundering if anyone out there has had this.. did the drugs work?? can ya still blaze and not think your haveing a heart attack??
thanks for takin the time to read.
Hello I believe I have Chostocondritis. I think I cause this by holding in smoke one day. I was low on smoke so I tried to get the most out of my last hit. I choked very hard. the next day my chest felt bad. Weeks later I had this problem. Its been 10 years now. I rarely smoke now. I've been checked for many ailments. Gall Bladder,Hernia,Acid Refux,and many others. Now I really think its this chest inflamation issue. Im screwed. I have had shots of steroids to my chest but I still suffer. Good luck on your deal. Later.
 

Rogue influence

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This is crazy reading about everyone experiencing the SAME chest pain?! I was just in the er and they checked out everything gave me chest xrays ekg almost catscan but everything was fine they told me im perfectly fine and told me to take ibuprofen lmaooo, ive been taking ibuprofen and that shit does everything but help, its the most annoying chest pain in the world its located a few inches down from the center of my collar bone but a little on the right side its literally right where my ribs connect to my "breastbone" and after the drs telling me im fine im self diagnosing myself with this because its the only explainable thing out there. Its just this pain that makes me want to roll my shoulders backwards in a way that opens my chest i feel like its from my posture always sitting hunched forward but im no dr I have no idea why this shit happens I just want it to stop but im an everyday weed smoker and stopping would be like taking candy from a baby its not good for any one involved. Looks like i gotta just suck it up seeing as its one of those unhelpable illnesses i just gotta hope this shit goes away on its own I guess
 

Dawgfunk

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This is crazy reading about everyone experiencing the SAME chest pain?! I was just in the er and they checked out everything gave me chest xrays ekg almost catscan but everything was fine they told me im perfectly fine and told me to take ibuprofen lmaooo, ive been taking ibuprofen and that shit does everything but help, its the most annoying chest pain in the world its located a few inches down from the center of my collar bone but a little on the right side its literally right where my ribs connect to my "breastbone" and after the drs telling me im fine im self diagnosing myself with this because its the only explainable thing out there. Its just this pain that makes me want to roll my shoulders backwards in a way that opens my chest i feel like its from my posture always sitting hunched forward but im no dr I have no idea why this shit happens I just want it to stop but im an everyday weed smoker and stopping would be like taking candy from a baby its not good for any one involved. Looks like i gotta just suck it up seeing as its one of those unhelpable illnesses i just gotta hope this shit goes away on its own I guess
I feel you, the best thing I’ve found has been eating a more alkaline diet and drinking a lot more water/less coffee(the coffee/dehydration can definitely set it off). I’ll also find myself slouching in to say hello to the plants when I do, and that has never helped anything. Breathwork has helped as well, got into some Wim Hof breathing and along with the cold showers, it has actually helped a bunch with the inflammation. Hope you guys find something that works. Cheers. Blaze on!:bigjoint:Smoking on some wonderful keif rosin from duck tape right now! Wonderful head meds, super strong and a bit paranoid but that racecar that the gg4 brings,kinda euphoric. Mmm! 17A3A350-D24A-4C51-BFBC-E2DCF7C3F69A.jpeg
 

newguy41410

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okay you guys are lucky i just happened to catch the thread title COSTOCHONDRITIS and thought to myself wtf is this doing on this forum??

I had costochondritis last year and fully healed from it in about two to three months I think. I believe I got it from coughing so much and so hard when I had a bad case of bronchitis. I'm sure it didn't help that I was smoking so much too. I did lots of research on the pains I was having and self-diagnosed myself with costochondritis. I also never once came to the growers' forums to ask about it lol. I see this thread is 4 pages long with some lengthy descriptions that i didn't bother reading. Just know that I had it and with some home physical therapy, was able to heal from it. Here is the solution to your problems:

First things first YOU GUYS NEED TO BUY A BACKPOD... it was designed by chiropractors for people with costochondritis IIRC. Buy here:
pretty expensive for something I don't even use anymore now that my problem has gone away but this thing works wonders. Almost instant relief for me, I knew it was going to work after a session or two.


If you have costochondritis you should know that your ribs feel the way they do because its like the ribs themselves are super tense and need to be stretched or relaxed or something. The best description is to imagine your ribs are like the handle on a bucket. The bucket handle should be able to swing back and forth. Your ribs expand with your diaphragm/lungs or something like that (akin to swinging). When you have costochondritis its like the handle/ribs don't want to even budge and when you try to move it it hurts. That's why it hurts so much especially when you cough. What you need to do is basically stretch your ribs out. The backpod will help you achieve this. You lay on your back on top of the backpod and it basically pushes your rib from behind toward the front of your body. I used it to stretch my ribs from all kinds of angles.. i think you'll see what I mean once you lay on it and feel those ribs being stretched. I think it helps the affected ribs mobility a lot. How else are you going to get those ribs to swing back and forth like they are intended to? I would use the backpod every night for 10 minutes or so before I go to bed.. After getting off the backpod it felt like my ribs were more mobile every day. Eventually, I no longer have those uncomfortable pains. Hence, no more costochondritis..

I would also do door jamb stretches where i would block the path of a doorway and grab each side of the doorway high above my head. and then i would lean forward while grabbing onto the doorway. this would stretch out the muscles in my rib area that felt so tense. I'm sure these stretches helped my ribs get their mobility back also.

Video of door jamb stretch:

To target the ribs more when doing door jamb stretch your arms should be elevated like in figure C of this photo (A and B are incorrect):


One thing i also did was get a month membership at "the joint". Its a franchised chriopractor business and i would go in and they would take like two to three minutes to basically crack a bunch of bones and that was it.. I'm not sure if these chiropractor sessions were even necessary i was just in so much pain that i was willing to exercise all options possible, as chiropractor was one of the suggestions i had read about. But one thing the chiropractor did that I liked was he would have me lay on my back on top of his hand and he would push down on my body to crack my ribs. This might've helped.

But if anything helped the most it was definitely the backpod. If you are suffering from costochondritis and it doesn't seem to be getting better you NEED to get a backpod. or figure out some other way to stretch those problematic ribs!! Do yourself a favor and get the backpod. I'd sell you mine for cheap but I had a snowboarding accident a month ago and it felt like the pains returned for a couple days so I actually put it to use. I'd rather keep it just in case
 
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FurorLunae

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Hello anyone who comes across this! So about 4 days ago after taking a dab I noticed a weird feeling in my chest. Just below my collarbone and slightly to the left of my sternum. Didn’t exactly hurt, just a little annoying.

I put this off by saying “well it’s been a good bit since I’ve hit a dab” and I trust my guy. So I went to sleep with a little resistance. But the next day I didn’t have very much fun. I noticed it tremendously at work and me focusing on it only made my heartbeat faster and it more freaky.

Sitting at home I could feel it going to both sides of my chest. I called up my doctor and told him what I was feeling. They told me they didn’t think it was heart related and was mostly anxiety. So I set an appointment first thing in the morning. That was still a good 12 hours away and I needed to distract myself or something.

Then I got a thought to myself along the lines of “wait, if it was heart related I’d be feeling it everywhere right?”. Which helped tremendously! I was able to calm down some and be able to pinpoint the pain more. Which made the research much less scary.

So I end up getting like 3 hours of sleep. But after resting I actually feel a lot better when I wake up and get ready. But can still notice it a little bit. So I go to my doctors and get a checkup, EKG and an X-ray and they showed me that my heart was fine. My blood pressure (128/60), oxygen levels, and resting pulse were all good. So hearing this made me feel a lot better.

But today I tried to go hit my bong since it’s been a few days. And I notice that it has come back pretty hard. Basically right in the same spot. Currently here with a heat pad hoping to make it less tense. I’m really happy to hear I’m also not alone with this problem. This truly sucks and I feel like I can’t do anything I once did. I’m sorry if this seems all over the place, I’m a bit high with some chest pain lmao. I’m very happy I got to read other similar issues and that i can work to be better. I hope whoever reads this finds comfort.
 

Cheeseball95

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Hello everyone,
I have a bit of a story to tell.I have been in so much pain this past week. I have had pain in my chest and in my collarbone. I feel like there is something sharp in my collarbone area& it hurts when I move or talk . I am an asthmatic so it has made it difficult to breathe at night. I have hardly been sleeping & have been up crying & tossing & turning from the pain. I have been to the hospital twice this week & once to my doctors. All doctors took xrays of my chest, checked out my heart, and tested my blood.. Turns out the cartilage in my chest is inflammed, but they didnt tell me why or how it got that way & they didnt diagnose me with costochondritis. The hospital gave me anti-inflammitories& they didnt seem to help at all, also my doctor gave me some strong anti-inflammitories because I told her the ones that the doctor gave me didnt seem to be helping . I have been taking Robax for pain. I am a daily marijuana smoker & it has made it extremely difficult to smoke. I take tobacco with my weed when I smoke it, so I am questioning if the weed/tobacco could be whats inflamming the cartilage in my chest? Or if anyone has had a similar experience. It feels like when I breathe in the soft spot at the base of my throat sucks in too much, I know that sounds weird to explain :P Over my left side of my chest, my rib sticks out ever so slightly more then the other side& its sore to the touch. have tried showering, bathing, ice packs, and alcohol.. nothing seems to help. Its making me want to quit smoking & I really dont want to but if its whats causing this pain then I will. Sorry for spelling errors :s
This is basically the same thing that I've been experiencing. I am recovering from COVID (STILL after 3 weeks). I tried to smoke weed after over a month of not smoking at all. I literally took 3 hits from a bowl and my rib cage felt like it was being stabbed. I also got super nauseous (probably from the pain). So, now I haven't been smoking which sucks because I was looking forward to smoking again only to have that happen. Now I just am experiencing dull chest/heart pain. I know it isn't actually my heart, but the cartilage around ribs and heart that are inflammed. Will this ever go away?? Will I ever be able to smoke again?? UGH.
 

Rurumo

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This is basically the same thing that I've been experiencing. I am recovering from COVID (STILL after 3 weeks). I tried to smoke weed after over a month of not smoking at all. I literally took 3 hits from a bowl and my rib cage felt like it was being stabbed. I also got super nauseous (probably from the pain). So, now I haven't been smoking which sucks because I was looking forward to smoking again only to have that happen. Now I just am experiencing dull chest/heart pain. I know it isn't actually my heart, but the cartilage around ribs and heart that are inflammed. Will this ever go away?? Will I ever be able to smoke again?? UGH.
you should look into post covid myocarditis, just to rule it out.
 
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