I have already been diagnosed with costochondritis, which is the inflammation of the cartilage between the sternum and the ribs. It comes and goes, usually if I have done some strenuous activity or something, but is is back now, and I'm attributing it to being 8 weeks along and bloated and stretching. My best bet has always been cold packs, reclining and ibuprofen (which we can't take). So I'm thinking of trying acupuncture. I already see a chiropractor, but it isn't really helping. Just wondering if anyone else has had flare ups, if this is a normal occurrence in pregnancy. It really hurts, btw, and usually more at the end of the day. Right now it's just icing and reclining.