Hello, I have had CFS/FMS/costochondritis/etc.. for over 6 years. I am soooooo glad to have found this message board. It is hard to comunicate with other people who DO NOT understand our syndrome. We are NOT contagious, it is NOt in OUR MINDS, and also IT is REAL...this pain is real. Has anyone suffered from costal pain? I would like to hear from you. This condition (costochondritis) really hurts and it is so constant in my life....sometimes it is very hard to cope with it. I apply heat pads and it helps a lot. Also recently I have had muscle spasms in my thigh area....left leg. Has anyone experienced that before? I will appreciate any comments, advice, any replies. take care...your fibro friend from the south.