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   Posted 3/14/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
My 20-year-old daughter was diagnosed with fibro in 2006. Things seem to be manageable for 6-10 months and then comes a horrible flare with crushing chest pain being the worst of the symptoms. Has anyone ever experienced such a thing? She has been in bed for two weeks--no pain meds work. Doctor thinks she should "suck it up".

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   Posted 3/14/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
try moist heating pad, sometimes vicks even works. i know pain meds do not help at all. I had the same kind of pain, and I took baths in epsom salts, moist heat and used the vicks. I am so sorry she is going thru this. Hope she gets better soon.
Some mild stretches may help if she is up to it.

God Bless

anxiety/panic attacks...osteoporosis....Fibro

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   Posted 3/14/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had that as well. I suggest some physical therapy which helped me. Also, does the doctor think it might be chostochondritis?? Ibuprofen or similar antiinflammatories sometimes help there.

It will go away. Just have to hang in there.

Gentle hugs.

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   Posted 3/15/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I had chest pain once and ended up getting a stress test. The treadmill almost killed me.Can't do that again.LOL. Anyway, 'apparently' it came back normal. Blamed it on FM. I recenlty was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and I read that,that can cause chest pain(other than my occassional heartburn that Nexium takes care of).

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   Posted 3/16/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not been diagnosed with FM, my aunt has and i share a lot of symptoms (why i'm here, how i found the site). So this is mere suggestion. Melatonin.

Be sure to have her take 1mg as it is a hormone and, although there no known side-effects from prolong and/or high dosage use, it should be treated with caution. The warning is only precaution- i'm a bit geeky with science, examining natural cures and even fda approved ones with large skepticism- so don't be alarmed. I just know there there is so much we don't know, e.g. supplemental estrogen has currently been linked to causing dementia. Basically, just imagine how haphazard high school chemistry was and you've got a pretty good idea of the knowledge we have of our own body's chemistry.... Er. Sorry, ranting. It's not that big of a deal. I digress. [pushes up glasses]

Anyway, this has work for me greatly. I recommend everyone here to give it a try, not only for chest pains but also for fatigue. I can usually bite my tongue and just deal with pain but i got to the point of feeling like i was having a full blown "Forgive me, Lord!" pork chop sandwich revenge heart attack. Nearly passed out on my way to work. So that whole doctor recommended 'suck it up" mentality has it's faults when you can potentially drive off the road and kill a few people from pain. (...i think a lot of doctors have a bit of sadist in them anyway).

I had one little random burst of pain since i've been taking melatonin and it was only for about five seconds. i just have to figure out the rest of the muscle pains.

I know i'm a bit of a crazy ranter, for this i apologize, but i hope this helps. Would like to hear feedback.

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   Posted 3/16/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I know for myself the chest pains I experience are intense muscles cramps that feel like they are crushing the chest, ( I'm not sure if that is what she is experiencing ) but if it is possibly going to a chiropractor to have her neck adjusted would help. Your muscles are all connected, a back and neck adjustment also opens up the chest muscles. Just an idea from my own experience, hopefully you can find something here.

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