So you've have a crazy day...you're in lots of pain...and you think to yourself...."I just want to lay down and hide from the world!" You run into your house, throw your stuff down, and gently lay down on the bed. Sigh. Then Relief.
Just when the stress begins to melt away- BAM...the stabbing and pressure attacks you with the vigor of a tiger to a wide eyed Bambi. EWWW!!! That right, I said that. So....OUCH! You sit up, wig out...and start thinking "WHAAAaaaat???????"
So to everyone who's wondering, "can my costochondritis hurt worse when I'm just lying down?" The answer is "yes!" You are not crazy or imagining things. It's a very normal symptom of Costochondritis. Put a bunch of pillows behind you and rest at a 45 degree angle, you'll be much more comfy. For sleeping tips, click here.
So why does it hurt when you lay down on your back? I have no medical clue. Something about gravity, I think, or just something called plain RUDE. Yup, Costo, you are RUDE! ...hmph...and annoying...and no fun at parties. Ever.
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!