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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Severe Costochondritis or Tietzes Syndrome

June 25, 2010,I accidentally injured my left chest which made me light headed, weak, chilled, on & on. The next week, re injured, same things happened except more severe. Thought was having heart attack; call 911, go to hospital. Kept me overnight, sent me home.This kept getting worse. I have to go to a cardiac hospital a few days later. They did an angiogram , with no major blockage, sent me home as I pleaded for them to, please find the source. Appx a week later, we drove to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to the cardiology clinic with my telling them I ve come to stay until the source of this problem is found. They tried to do another angiogram to do a small vessel, heart spasm study. My system was to weakened to do the tests. They stopped the procedure & admitted me to hospital to get BP down, etc. They sent me home without searching for the source. Not once did anyone touch my chest to see if I had tenderness or soreness. All throughout the summer, i went to a local doctor at least once a week as I was getting much worse rather than better. He wanted to give me drugs for depression & anti psycho meds in which I refused as I was NOT depressed, overly anxious, just needing to find the source of my problem was all I asked from every doctor. The local doctor never once touched the site of my injury in five months of being in his office at least once a week pleading for help to find the source. Second week of Nov, we were scheduled to go for our annual physical at Mayo Clinic in MN. I have a new doctor ay Mayo as physician for 30 yrs had to retire due to health reasons, recently. After a few tests, blood work, etc, my new doctor was rather rude as she got up into my face & told me that she didn t think I have an injury, & didn t have an accidental injury, that if she had to diagnose me that day, she d diagnose me with severe depression & anxiety . I told her that I am not depressed nor overly anxious because God is my Great Physician, He will heal in His time! She coaxed me into going to a psychyatrist (however this word might be spelled). I went kicking & screaming as I knew that was not where I needed to go. However, this man was one of the nicest doctors of my entire clinic visits telling me that no way was I depressed & did not have clinical anxiety, no way would he ever recommend any of medicine for me. He told me his diagnose for my problem was that I don t know your problem, but I know you have one & hope for someone to find the source. Back to my new doctor, I told her .
Thu, 8 Sep 2011
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Much of this did not go through. to long I suppose. Presently, i'm re injured, in bed most of time with hopes to heal somehow with total bed rest!
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Read your prob, chostochondritis is inflamation of costal margin, in such type of condition sever pain occure which mimic to heart or chest pain. choice of treatment of ot are analgesic n cortison injection. if pain cant subside surgury is also in choice.
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Dear Maxi Thomason
I had been through your whole story and it was an obvious misdiagnosis on part of every doctor. Now come to your problem , you can get much improvement with homeopathic medicines- Take Ranunculus Bulbosus 30 4 pills three times a day for 1 week and let me inform how do you feel after it. I am confident that you will get 70-80 % relief from you prob. Please do not hesitate to contact me on if you have any further queries.
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Severe Costochondritis or Tietzes Syndrome

Much of this did not go through. to long I suppose. Presently, i m re injured, in bed most of time with hopes to heal somehow with total bed rest!