Found this success story, wanted to share it...encouragement is a good thing....
"It's been since November, 2002, when I was first diagnosed with costochondritis after being in a mild car accident.
Since then, I have attended physical therapy for 8 weeks, massage therapy, done SR (skilled relaxation) at least 3 times a day (and still doing it), and started off walking on my treadmill for 10 minutes a day at a slow rate. Also, I am taking Xanax 2 times a day for the anxiety. Also, I am practicing stress management. The TMJ pain has also gone away.
It was not a pleasant experience at all. I missed almost a month and a half of work and I thought I was dieing. That's when I started experiencing the anxiety/depression/panic. It was horrible.
Today, I am TOTALLY pain free. I am walking 45 minutes on the treadmill and doing some weight lifting to improve my strength. I am also back to work.
It just takes a lot of time and patience! :}" - Janice