CBD Oil Capsules – How they eased my costochondritis

I was diagnosed with costochondritis a few years back. Since the diagnosis I have experienced chronic pain in my chest which seems to flare up at times of stress or illness.

What is Costochondritis

Costochondritis is the medical term for inflammation of the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone (sternum). This area is known as the costochondral joint.

When the costochondral joint becomes inflamed it can result in sharp chest pain and tenderness, which may develop gradually or start suddenly.

The pain may be made worse by:

  • a particular posture – such as lying down
  • pressure on your chest – such as wearing a seatbelt or hugging someone
  • deep breathing, coughing and sneezing
  • physical activity
anterior view of male outline showing pain in the thoracic cartilage. Costochondritis. SOURCE: 4A11722

There was not a day go by where I would not experience this pain. I would wake up every morning to the sensation of being crushed, the feeling was almost as if someone was sitting on my chest.

When I was given the opportunity to trial CBD Oil I was sceptical. I had heard great things about CBD Oil however, I was apprehensive, that a product containing phytocannabinoids would make me drowsy or stoned – I pictured myself chilling on the sofa with Cheech and Chong!

This was not the case. Synerva CBD Oils are sourced from the largest vertically integrated hemp farm in the USA. All products are rich in CBD, CBG, CBC, CBDA & Terpenes. The Phytocannabanoid rich hemp is grown In full compliance under section 7606 of the 2014 Federal Farm Bill.

The oils come from the complete hemp plant. Synerva suppliers use a propriety extraction technique that allows for high levels of Phytocannabinoids. This technique eliminates unwanted amounts of THC and Chlorophyll and preserves the full spectrum profile of phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds. Which means it’s not the same as smoking cannabis.

So was this natural product going to ease my pain?

I had been taking co-codamol 30mg/500mg 2 tablets 3 times a day and naproxen 500 mg twice a day for years. With the medication came awful side effects, I would often feel drowsy. I also had to take Omeprazole (protect my stomach lining) and without getting too personal,  co-codamol plays hell on your digestive system and tummy. I wanted to be free of this.

I started my CBD Oil Capsule trial 4 weeks ago. I started on one capsule a day. The first two days of taking the product I didn’t feel any better, however, I noticed that I only needed to take co-codamol once. As the days went on, I found myself waking without pain.

A week into my trial I decided to up the CBD Oil Capsules to two a day. I was still waking up with no pain.

Two weeks into the trial I felt I was comfortable with the two capsules a day. I was not taking any pain medication.

Three weeks into the trial, I was not in any pain with my chest. My stomach was feeling much better, my acid reflux and heartburn had disappeared (I was still taking Omeprazole)

Now I am into my fourth week and I am shouting out to everyone about how effective the capsules are. Sometimes I think this can’t be real and perhaps my costochondritis is not playing up at the moment but why would it disappear now!

My sister is going to try for herself and I will definitely be purchasing the  CBD Oil Capsules again.

For more information please go to Synerva CBD Oils

Love always. 


  1. Daniel Hardman

    Thank you so much for this!
    I have been suffering with chronic pain for 2 years, even developed severe anxiety from feeling as if I was having heart attacks. I’m just about a week into my CBD trial and it’s getting better, easier to sleep at night. How is your chest now? Have you continued to use CBD? If this has completely elieviated you from pain alltogether then it truly is a wonder cure!

  2. Emma Dexter

    I have all the same, chostochobdritis ive has for years, and awful reflux, I’m at a loss and thinking of trying cbd myself, do you find it to still be helping you?? Because of stomach complications I’ve had to cut out my pain meds recently and am barely making it through each day, and at only 21 I just wasn’t expecting to be so debilitated and have this be the main focus of each day.

  3. Cbd oil

    Very interesting and informative post. Health is the most important part of life nothing is more valuable than good health and massage is very important for healthy life specially Cbd and hemp oils are very beneficial for us.

  4. Jason

    It’s been 9 months since this post was posted.. I was curious to hear how this is (CBD oil pills) helping you. Does it really work like you said? What does your sister think of them as well? I’m 17 and have been dealing with sharp pains in my chest if I move my arms in a certain position sometimes (say I was excersizing or laying down belly down). I used to smoke to relieve some of the pain but due to a recent lung incident I no longer can and it really sucks ‘cause I don’t have a Medical Card so I’d rely on the black market to supply me with my medicinal needs. Although after dealing with this and reading this blog I hope my mom has a change of mind about CBD/THC.

    1. Post

      Hi Jason,
      I am still taking CBD. I now take the oil, I put it under my tongue for 2 mins and it seems to get in my system quicker. When I run out of the oil my pain in my joints return within a week. I would have a chat with your mum, she may think that CBD will make you ‘high’ it would be a fear of mine if my son decided to take it without knowing the effects. However, I hope I can reassure your mum, full spectrum CBD (not THC) will most certainly NOT make you high. THC on the other hand, although really good for joint pain/costocondritis it has a psychoactive effect if abused. Good luck!!

  5. homegrownreleaf

    Excellent article, Inflammation is more important then what most people think. Its the cause of many disease and pain. Don’t forget you can use CBD Cream to relieve inflammation and pain directly to the source. CBD oil for inflammation

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