I have come down with this condition two times in my life. The first time I was 18 and thought I was going to have a heart attack, so I began having panic attacks in my bed at night. ANyway, by the time I saw the doctor, he simply prescribed advil and sent me on my way. AT the time I thought, how is Advil going to relieve my heart condition. At any rate, it spontaneously resolved on its own.
The second time was in my 30s, and it was the worst pain. I suffered for a while before ending in urgent care, where I was prescribed something called Indocin. After I read about this medicine, I opted not to take it but to find another cure.
I posted to ABCHOmeopathy.com and someone came to my aid the same day. This is what I posted:
help! sudden chest pain From Eureca on 2006-10-04
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I'm in my late thirties and i find myself suffering from a deep aching chest pain on my right side just above and between my nipple and center bone of chest. It is radiating to my back also. I find it most painful when I take a deep breath in; it feels better when i burp or straighten my shoulders. Please let me know if there is any other information that i should provide.
Incidentally, I've been medicating myself recently with Argent Nit in 30c and 10M potencies, as I think it may be my constitutional remedy. So many of the mental and physical problems I have fall under this remedy. I mention this because I'm not sure if I am being aggravated by this or anything.
And here is what he posted:
This sound very much like a Costochondritis, which myself is suffering. THis is due to a bruise/Stretch/crack of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the breastbone (Sternum)
Please buy yourself the homeopathic remedy Ranunculus Bulbosus C30 immediatley. First dose two pellets under tounge, Second and beyond take doses in wet. (search this forum for preparement info)
Continue this treatment for 1-2 weeks. Try to use your right arm as little as possible, and do looong walks slowly. Also lye as much as possible on your back on the floor flat out and relax after you have started on Ranunculus Bulbosus C30.
And after a definitive diagnosis of costochondritis from an urgent care doc, I secured some of the remedy he prescribed. This stuff worked like a charm. To see the rest of the thread, go to http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/83693/