I have costochondritis along with my FMS, TMJ, IBS, yeast problems. This past Christmas eve I wound up with a pretty bad cold. Everyone has been getting sick it seems with these nasty colds. The problem with me and colds is I swear it flares up my costochondrits. I have also been trying to stay away from sugars, which I have failed because of the Holidays, and it seems that eating sugars and carbohydrates also flare up my costochondritis. I know the easy answer would be to avoid these types of food completely, I really have tried and will be starting the Candida diet in January. I was just wondering if it's the cold I have, or the candida that flares this condition up. I haven't had a flare up like since about 6 months ago. Usually, I can take Advil and use a hot water wrapped up in a towel and put in on my chest. Anyone else have any ideas, or does anyone get this awful flare up with colds or certain foods? Hugs, Chelz.