Okay, so I read that if you have Tietze instead of Costochondritis (check out my post about the differences), the inflammation will show up on your Sedimentation Rate or C-Reactive Protein Test in blood work. (costochondritis tests come back normal). I'm not a doctor, but it's just something to ask about when get your blood work done with your doctor. (In the event you are trying to get a clarification on a daignoses).
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!