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chest pains
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Jeri - December 9

does anyone else deal with this? it is so scary!

 

Jeri - December 9

they also stab & wrap around & i get them in my ribs too. anyone else? how do you deal?

 

teresat - December 9

I have had chest pains in the past that were so bad I thought I was having a heart attack!!!! This was before I was DX with FMS & Lupus. The DRS did a cardiac-cath on me & found everything to be alright! I now think it was the FMS! I have had several incidents since & although they are scarry, I try to ignore them! They usually go away in a few hours or so. I don't know what is causing them, but I think it is really a gastric thing! Hope this helps!

 

teresat - December 9

P.S.....Do you still have your gallbladder?

 

CarrieLee - December 13

Bump!

 

CarrieLee - December 13

Jeri, I also suffer from rib pain. I was diagnosed with Myofascial Pain Syndrome as well as Fibro. The Myofascia causes trigger points (knots) in the muscles microfibres that cause deep aching gnawing pain. Here is a great website about it, I hope it helps you ::: http://www.triggerpointbook.com/angina.htm

 

Littlelede - December 13

I get chest pains alot plus twinges in my neck. Of course you get scared which brings on a panic attack. Once I was told that this was part of fibro, I relaxed a little, but your right....it is very scary.

 

CarrieLee - December 13

You know what. I have had these darn chest pains for years now and they still scare the hell out of me sometimes. Especially when they are on the left side by the heart.... NOT COOL!!! You should check out that trigger point site, its really good at helping you map out the trouble spots. You can buy the book but online the info is Free (we like that!)

 

JJ1 - December 13

I have had pains and heart palpitations. All very scary. Last year I saw a cardiologist to be on the safe side. I had the echos and stress test and everything came out fine. He said that the palpitations were normal and not to worry. Of course, I still worry a little, but feel a little better about it after getting it checked out. I would recommend doing the same if you haven't had any heart tests run yet.

 

CarrieLee - December 13

JJ1.. I had all the heart tests too. Everything always comes out clean. The thing is, who wouldnèt get a racing heart (anxiety) when it feels like there is something Very wrong going on. I agree, you should ALWAYS have the proper tests done.

 

Jeri - December 13

me too! I had ALL sorts of tests from EKG's to CAT scans to xrays.. all was well there, so they said it was MPS for me too. it still scares me but i try not to worry. thanks for getting back to me!

 

barbar - December 13

Check out some of the research by Dr. Russell Rothenberg. I think I saw it among his work but it might be elsewhere, anyway, chest pains are a noted effect of fibromyalgia. I've been doing a lot of research on FMS, so forgive me if I can't remember all of the sources. Next time, I'll make a point of writing them down! (LOL) Anyway, the articles noted a whole bunch of effects that I'd never heard were acturally FMS. I had a bunch of them. One of the most interesting was the side effects of sinus infections for FMS patients. If you ever had a sinus infection, you may have noticed severe accompanying facial pain, much more so than most people get. The sinus infection did something else weird too but I can't remember. (Fibrofog?)

 

JJ1 - December 13

I didn't know that about the sinus infections. Before I was diagnosed, I was having periodic bouts with sinus infections even though I had never had one before previous to that time. Now that I have my symptoms more under control and understand what is going on, I have not had any recent infections. Thanks for the info barbar.

 

Jeri - December 14

one summer during my worst flare ever i had a terrible sinus infection that lasted like 5 months. it was disgusrting. i was on so much stuff for pain + antibiotics too. what a nightmare, thanx for all your replies guys.

 

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