Friday, March 19, 2010

Costochondritis and gluten

Costochondritis. Its an icky, icky thing to have. Basically its an inflammation of the cartilage between your ribs. Sounds like no biggie, right? WRONG.

Costo is EXTREMELY painful. It feels like a heart attack all the time. Its very panic-inducing which makes it worse. IT SUCKS.

I got costo back in October, when I was really ramping up training for a half marathon. I thought I was dying but my doc diagnosed the costo and put me on some pain meds & anti inflammatories. I was miserable. I couldn't run anymore, I couldn't do any exercise really. I couldn't lift a gallon of milk and I needed help grocery shopping. Heck, I got sore after sitting in my chair at work all day or sleeping in a weird position. It was the worst.

Anyways, one of the places I found that brought me comfort, hope and reassurance that I wasn't alone was Lucy's costochondritis blog. Poor girl has been suffering for over 3 YEARS with costo.

What does this have to do with gluten? Well a few weeks ago, she came across a possible reason for her costo. Yup, Celiac. Lucy went gluten free and is the original reason I even suspected I had Celiac. The good news today is that she got her test results back and she DOES have Celiac-and a reason for all her pain. Bloggers know that you get attached to someone who writes a blog you follow regularly. I'm so happy for her. :)

Hopefully this helps anyone out there who has costochondritis and is looking for help or a cure. Go to your doc and get a Celiac test! You never know, you might just find a cure!


Lucy said...

AHHHHH!!!!! I LOOVE YOUR BLOG!!! You totally have a loyal follower in me- lol. And not just because you were so nice to me in your post. =) You are sweet to link to me and do a shout out, thank you!!!! And I love how proactive you are being about your own health- way to rock it out. And I'm SO happy to meet another person who has Celiac and Costo as well. Sorry you have it. =( But so pumped you are blogging bout it-=) so many people will learn so much from you.
Your new friend, Lucy =)

Alyssa said...

Thanks for your sweet comments Lucy! :) I hope I can be even a little bit helpful. Its so much to learn!

Lets get well soon! :)


Becky Williams Jackie said...

Brothers and sisters, i want to share with all here how God through the help of a herbal doctor by name Doctor Uwadia Anmenifo saved my life from costochondritis. Brothers and sisters, i have been suffering from costochondritis for good four years now. i have been on medications, i was having constant inflammation of the junctions and my upper ribs join the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone (sternum). Costochondritis caused me a localized chest wall pain and tenderness that was reproduced by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of my rib cage. i saw hell for all this years i suffered from it. But brethren i have always hoped that one day if i was really created by God he will send me a cure. i have browse the internet all day and night in search of a cure. i saw so many options which i really tried, but non worked for me. Until on a day i saw a testifier of how she was cure of hemorrhoids by a herbal doctor and before then i have seen on the net people testifies of a herbal doctor who have uses his herbal remedy to cure them of various diseases and viruses. So at that stage i became interested in meeting with this said herbal doctor and i collected his contact details from one of the testifier’s testimony. And i contacted the herbal doctor. i told him all i have been passing through for long time now, and he laughed and told me that his herbs can cure my permanently and restore back my health. So he counseled me, and i danced to his tone. So i made with him all necessary arrangement and he sent me the herbs to my country with direction on how i am to take it. so i was taking it, and behold it was like a magic just a month after i started taking his herbs, all my body was receiving life again i was able to move, and started using some part of my body that i have not be able to use now for a long period of time. Brothers and sisters, as i talk with you now i am totally healed and free from Costochondritis. Please i want you all to be grateful to God for me and also Doctor uwadia Amenifo. He is really a wonderful man. in case you have related problem, or you other health challenges, and you wish to discuss and meet with the herbal doctor here is his contact details ( and his telephone number is (+2349052015874). I say big thanks to all my listeners, God will also use him to solve your problem in Jesus Name, AMEN.

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