I was wondering if the pain has lessoned at all? Could you describe your symptoms more clearly? I have been suffering for the past 4 months -- I have not been diagnosed with costo yet, however, I am fairly certain this is what I have. My doctor is in the dark after a battery of tests, xrays, etc. and I am at dead ends. All the information I read about this is very depressing. I'm 28 years old and am worried about dealing with this daily, chronic pain for the rest of my life.