Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone.. Is there anyone else with this?? From what I have found on the net it can last 6 months to a year.. and for some ppl it can become a chronic condition..I've had chest pains for a few yrs now causing my to give up good ol mary jane I always feel like im having a heart attack. Recently the pains and pressure on my chst have gotten worse..so much so I thought I was nearly about to die of a heart attack on the way to the hospital.. After a few hours in the cardiac ward I was told my heart and cardiovascular system was fine and was sent on my way with some non-steriod anit inflammatory drugs.. Now I'm trying to see the family doc to get tested for other related conditions... Just woundering if anyone out there has had this.. did the drugs work?? can ya still blaze and not think your haveing a heart attack?? thanks for takin the time to read.