Okay, to the Costo veterans, this is nothing new to you. But to those just diagnosed: Please be aware that sitting for long periods of time increases the pain. So get up and walk around as often as you can, stretching out your rib cage. The pain can increase steadily or all of a sudden while sitting at a desk , driving, or sitting at your computer. Also, keep that posture up! I know it's natural to want to hunch over, but resist that and open up your ribs! You don't want to constrict your chest mucles!
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!