So a great tool to have with this condition is a calender. I didn't do this the first 2 years, and really regret it. Sooo, okay, you need to keep track of:
1) What irritates it 2) On a scale of 1-10, where are you at the end of the day 3) What meds you are using 4) What activities you did 5) Any therapies you did that day
You will begin to see a pattern of what increases the pain...it will help you see which meds/therapies are helping and what activities are hurting. This is important in the event that you have it long term.
I'm a professional theater actress and Christian singer. I've had Costochondritis since October 31st, 2006. On March 10, 2010, I found out the reason for all my pain, numbness and tingling, headaches, low energy, costochondritis, and other weird symptoms, it's Celiac Disease! So now I'm on the road to recovery!
To those seeking healing, this blog is all about coping with Costochondritis, packed with information that I hope blesses you in some way. So take some time to dig through the craziness and read the comments, good stuff. I no longer write on this blog, but I pray you find some answers here!