Hello everyone. I wanted to see if anyone within the community would point me in the right direction. I’ve had Costochronditis for 3 years now that seemed to have developed directly following my gallbladder removal surgery in early 2019. I have been having attacks that last from 5 to 7 days, and they occur on average every 2 months. I had been to a doctor back in 2020 because they were becoming more severe and a chest XRay showed Atelectasis in my right Lung. Doctor told me to take anti inflammatory meds and to ensure I’m able to get deep breaths. It’s now July 2021 and I continue to get the Costco only the last few times it lasted longer before things improved and towards the 7th day I began feeling generally ill with joint aches, labored breathing, the feeling of fever (although temp was normal or low grade at most), and still painful breathing. I almost feel like there is an infection inside of me or something and I’m worried things will just continue to worsen over time. I’ve had consultations with my doctor and although she’s giving me instructions on what to do… I really feel like she has no clue what’s happening either. I’m just scared and tired. Hoping someone has a thought of what I might do to lessen the severity and/or frequency of these attacks.