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Severe Chest Sensations Diagnosed As Costochondritis

Author: Jaime & Karen S.
Date: 03-04-2014
Views: 30,553
Word Count: 772
Questions Received: 17
Testimonial ID: 9434-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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For the past five years I have been getting really bad chest pains. The first time was when I was in Japan. I really thought I was having a heart attack! They did a lot of tests there and gave me nitroglycerin for the pain.

When I returned home, my wife had already made an appointment with a local cardiologist. He had ordered another invasive cardio catheter but couldn't come to a definite conclusion as to what was causing the pain.

In the past month I had again been experiencing the chest pains. I went to the emergency room, and all tests came back normal; however, I still had the pains. On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain level was about 8 constantly! They tried different things to bring the pain down. The only thing that worked was morphine.

They released me with Vicodin and some other meds. They didn't work, though, and I found myself back in the emergency room again with the severe chest pains. They admitted me to the hospital for more tests and tried other meds to get the pain down, but only morphine worked.

I was in the hospital for 3 days and was released with meds again. I was diagnosed with costochondritis (or muscular skeletal pain) and discharged on the 23rd of January with the pain medications.

The pain continued, and I could not sleep. The medication was not doing anything to relieve the pain. I went to the emergency room once again... only to another hospital that had a cardiac unit. I was admitted and scheduled for a cardio catheter the next day.

They did not find anything this time either. They kept me in the hospital and continued to run more tests. They did a lot of blood tests, endoscopy, and x-rays. Still there was nothing else to explain the pain other than the costochondritis. They continued to try other meds while I was in the hospital, but the only relief that I had was when they used morphine. I was discharged with meds once again after 9 days in the hospital.

My wife was talking to a friend of ours who gave us the name of someone who she thought may be able to help. My wife called her and was told that she was having a class that night and that we were welcome to come.

We went to a class for Young Living Essential Oils. We heard of many testimonials where people experienced many health benefits from various conditions. My wife went on to explain what I was going through for the past 2 to 3 weeks without any relief. We were told that this condition could take from 6 weeks or longer to improve.

The Young Living distributor told her about a recipe for something that could possibly help. We had purchased the kit and other ingredients for the recipe. The name of the recipe was "Morphine Bomb", and it was made up of 3 different oils in a gelcap.

That night the pain continued, and I could not sleep. My wife called to see if she could get an immediate supply (instead of waiting for delivery) and was successful. I took 1 capsule every 15 minutes for 1 hour. The pain started to go down, and I felt the first hope of relief within a short period of time.

My wife gave me another capsule a few hours later. The pain continued to decrease to a level of 1 to 2 and stayed there for a couple days without getting any worse. My wife gave me 2 more capsules the following day, about 4 to 6 hours apart. After about 2 days of taking the capsules, the pain stayed down to about a 1.5.

Then a few days later my wife said, "Let's see if we can get the pain down to a zero." Due to the hospital experiences, we didn't know if there was hope that it would, but it did. And it has stayed gone! The "bomb" is adequately named because it took the pain down without putting any other hazardous chemicals in my body. I have been pain free since.

I am going to a chiropractor for back pains, and she is adjusting my spine which is also helping correct the spinal issues I have had for a long time. We continue to try the different oils for different things and am in awe.

I had tried the Peppermint to get rid of a headache. For me, it was gone within 10 minutes! I currently take a lot of prescriptions for various things and hope to be prescription drug-free over time and with use of the oils.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine,back-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: headache — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
3.Associated topics: headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
4.Associated topics: headache — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
5.Associated topics: headache — "We report on a patient whose severe post-ECT headaches responded completely to methyl salicylate [wintergreen] ointment, applied to the area of his temporalis and masseter muscles. Topical methyl salicylate is generally well tolerated and may be a viable option for some patients with post-ECT headache."Link
6.Associated topics: headache — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
7.Associated topics: headache — "This controlled study showed for the first time that a 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution efficiently alleviates tension-type headache. Peppermint oil thus proves to be a well-tolerated and cost-effective alternative to usual therapies."Link

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