Strange throat and jaw pain

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/4/2009 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I am a newbie and I am praying someone else has had these symptoms!
I have had mild fibromyalgia for quite a few years now.  Several weeks ago I did some "deep cleaning".  Used my right arm quite a bit .  One day I noticed the following symptoms:
upon exerting energy my chest just below my throat starting aching, then it moves up my neck, into my jaw on my right side.  When my breathing slows, the symptoms go away.  My shoulder is sore and it hurts just below the right shoulder blade.  I am wondering if the muscle in my back has become inflammed and the pain is referring to my neck and throat.  Of course, thinking this might be my heart, I went in for all the tests:  stress, sonogram, ekg and blood work.  Nothing wrong with heart, thank goodness!!  The doctor wanted me to use nitroglycerin when these events occur, the sensation did stop, but they stop on their own as well when my breathing slows down.  Has anyone out there experienced anything like this?
glad to be here, fluffygrl

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   Posted 11/4/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi, fluffygirl, and welcome.  I have what is known as costochondritis.  It does cause chest pain but I don't get the pain in my arms or in my jaw.  You said your doctor ran tests but I don't understand why he would want you to take nitroglycerin for this.  I know I would want to totally understand that.  But, if you are still concerned, you should get a second opinion.

Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibro and there is a link all about costochondritis there.  You might want to read that.

I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  Let us know what you find out.  I hope to hear more from you soon.


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