chest/back pain woke me up

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council lady
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   Posted 4/25/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually don't have heartburn,  maybe once a year,  but this morning the pain in my chest and upper back woke me up,  not sure if it is heartburn or what,  no other symptons or pain,  it went away after about 15-20 minutes,  I know there is such a thing as the MS hug,  but I could still take deep breaths,  do people with fibro have "hugs" like this or is this something else?
 
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getting by
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   Posted 4/25/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
It could very well be costocondritis. That goes right along with fibromyalgia and effects the chest area. It is still in the muscles, but can be very scarey feeling like a heart attack or something.

I hope that you find out what is going on with you. I know it can be scarey and is very uncomfortable. Keep us posted on how you are feeling.

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ksny_ru
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   Posted 4/25/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yeah i have that too sometimes. Very scary but i know it is just a chostochondritis. Its very easy to diagnose that, so next time you at the doc appointment just ask him/her to check you for costochondritis. If thats negative consider seeing cardio.
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 4/25/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi KSNY, how is costochondritis diagnosed when the pain is not there?
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ksny_ru
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   Posted 4/25/2010 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
GSDgirl,
There will be a painfull spot(s) when pressing on the sternum area (chest bone), feels like trigger points.
"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."
"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place."
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Sherrine
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   Posted 4/26/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I have costochondritis and when the pain is not there, pressing on the breast bone (sternum) doesn't hurt me either.  But, when in pain, I sure can tell.  My doctor has me taking ibuprofen with food to help alleviate the pain.   Talk to your doctor and let them know what is going on with you. 
 
There is a link all about costochondritis in Fibro 101.
 
Sherrine


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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 4/26/2010 7:56:05 AM (GMT-6)


council lady
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   Posted 4/27/2010 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
well my rheumy called my primary dr and he is ordering all the tests for heart, etc... she wants it done before Friday. she also told me my numbness in my ankle when I walk is not fibro, and if it happens again she is sending me to a neuro for MS. (my daughter, my sister-in-law and my first cousin all have MS) I'm not sure what the odds are for that happening in one family when the only blood relative would be my daugher. I am still a little in shock that she mentioned MS to me, and of course a little nervous with all the tests for my heart too. to top it all off, last night while working with a dog class, a leash got tangled around my middle finger so it is purple and swollen and hurts alot. such a good day I'm having. lol
 
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   Posted 4/27/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Too bad!! Hope you feel better soon and that MS is ruled out too.
  Achey 
 
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