I had ECG just to make sure it was not heart attack. Result was normal.
She said it was costochondritis, that it will be gone in a week or so, and to take naproxen (terrible drug, makes you sicker than you already are). It has now been almost a year with this.
I was diagnosed with costochondritis about two years ago. I am 19 and female. I’m in pain daily is what it seems.
Reflux laryngitis is a voice disorder that results from irritation and swelling of the vocal folds due to the backflow of stomach fluids into the throat. This backflow is called laryngopharyngeal reflux (acid that reaches the level of the throat). Stomach fluids contain acids and enzymes that help digest food in the stomach, but cause problems elsewhere in the food pipe [esophagus, throat, and voice box].
Pain pills work! I am at end of my rope, I wonder if it might be costochondritis. I suffer from costochondritis every few months. I was admitted to Accident and Emergency 3 times as chest pain was so severe and I had breathlessness.
I never stopped going to my doctor about this and on March 1st, she finally pressed my left chest and I felt the pain, then she pressed the right and (boom) I still had pain on my left chest. That’s the time she found out that the problem with me was costochondritis. Anyway it was a relief to know what really the problem was with me, rather than keeping on thinking it was something else that gives me even more anxiety in the end.
These atypical manifestations of GERD are commonly referred to as laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) or as extraesophageal reflux disease (EERD). Understanding that acid reflux is often the result of too little stomach acid, itâ€™s logical that further suppression of acid is not fixing the problem and can lead to other health concerns. Also important to understand, the cells of the stomach and esophagus are very different.
The investigators identified a large cohort of patients with a first diagnosis of GERD and another large cohort of patients with a first diagnosis of asthma. More than 15,000 patients with a first diagnosis of GERD or asthma were matched with more than 17,000 controls.
I have a pacemaker and was worried it was my heart. I rang the doctor who told me to ring 999.
Suddenly I had difficulty in breathing, and dizziness. I was rushed to the ER where I am working.