Anyone here with Tietze's Syndrome or Costochondritis?
Long time stalker, first time poster here :) I have been recently diagnosed with Tietze's syndrome and was wondering if anyone here has been through this or something similar (like costochondritis).
For the past 5 months, I haven't been able to really ride besides walking around on my western horse in the pasture. Severe fatigue, migraines, and tietze's seems to have been the magical combination that has rendered me a blob most days.
Tietze's is a condition where the costal cartilages in the sternum are swollen and inflamed. Sometimes this can resolve in 12 weeks, sometimes it's chronic. My doctor thinks it's the latter :( Especially since I haven't responded to the lidoderm patches or anti-inflammatories. The only thing I haven't been diligent about is...rest. He told me to try and not do anything. No lifting over 5lbs, no twisting, and limited movement. Well, having 4 horses to take care of at home, you can see how this is pretty much impossible!
Just looking to see if there's anyone else out there who has Tietze's or the similar costochondritis...or anyone who has had to deal with doctors orders of rest and having to still care for horses.