Post Edited (gagirl63) : 2/1/2010 6:52:28 AM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 2/1/2010 12:26:06 PM (GMT-7)
I am always checking in here to see what you ladies are saying and I always leave with some wise information from you ladies. Usually I am at work and I cannot always post, I just sneak a peek. (sorry for not posting!) But I thank God for you guys, you have helped me physically and mentally many times.
I have an appointment with my rheumy today, and I have also had some chest pains recently, and have in that past had it so badly I too went to the ER GaGirl and it’s always negative. I will see what my doctor tells me today. I have been very achy lately, as I was running out of my Lyrica (I take 300 mgs a day) so I only took half for the past week and that my have something to do with it. As much as I hate taking Lyrica, (feet and hands swell, gained weight) if I cut down on it, the pain comes back and I have to work, still full time and I am 57 now.
I knew a girl years ago who had Fibro, (it was the first time I had ever heard of it) and she told me she would get chest pains so bad she too would end up in the ER. How can I explain this illness when I don’t even know what will happen next? Lol!
I have been living with the same symptoms since the first week in October. In fact, I posted on this site and no one had an answer. I have found the answer to my problem. After researching on internet, I have found that I have trigger points in my scalene muscles. I ordered the Trigger Point Therapy Worbook by Clair Davies. I immediately found my pain symptoms. The workbook tells you how to massage the muscles to cause them to release. I was not able to massage them deeply enough, so I went to a new chriopractor in our town. He uses electricl impulses on the muscles as well as laser and ultrasound therapy. I told him what I thought it was and he concurred. I feel we have to do our homework before we go to see a doctor so that we won't get the wrong treatment. Many people have surgery and injections that don't help when the problem comes from trigger points in the muscles. My symptoms radiated from the right shoulder blade, into the right arm, down the arm stopping at the wrist on the thumb side of my hand, then it spread into the right half of my chest, up the right side of neck and into my jaw. Pain is sometimes so bad, my mouth would run hot water. These symptoms occured with walking a distance and then sometimes if I slept on my right side to long at night. It is like the muscles are going into a spasm. Anyway, after two visits I am better. I have had some instances but they have been much milder than before. Chriopractor also does the "press and release" technique on some of the trigger points~applying pressure for so many seconds and then releasing for so many seconds. He said all the muscles in my neck are very tight and therefore causing my right side to be higher than the left. This is causing my problems. Also during these episodes my heart runs away. I found that I have a trigger point which I can feel, feels like a marble in the muscle, at end of breastbone and one inch to the right of it. When my heart starts running away, I now press it a couple of times and it stops. Before going to the chro, went to cardiologist and had all the heart tests, nothing wrong with heart...........so, I hope this has helped you. Try to find a chro that does the laser and see if this could be your problem. With fibro you know we hurt anywhere you touch, but these trigger points are in muscles we cannot reach.
I am so releaved that I may have found my answer! Hope you do too.