pain in my chest due to fibromyalgia

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little bird
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   Posted 6/30/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 6/30/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have had pains in the middle of my chest almost like it's right on my sternum. But I think mine are a new way my 'panic attacks' are getting to me. Boy does it make me cry sometimes.

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   Posted 6/30/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Little Bird, and welcome!  There is a condition called costochondritis that causes chest pain and usually rib pain.  Google it and see if it sounds like what is going on.  Many with fibro had costo, also.  If you use the Google custom search at the top of the page on the left side, you will see all the posts about this problem.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibro including a list of symptoms.  Also, read back posts and ask questios.  We are here to help you.
I'm so glad that you found us and joined in.  I think you will like it here.  I hope to hear more from you soon.

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   Posted 6/30/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
OH great.... rolleyes lol
Just another issue I DON'T
Around and around we go. turn lol
I'm going to lay down. I'm hurting.

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   Posted 7/1/2009 1:01 AM (GMT -7)   

HI, I think it's rib pain also. But you never know when your heart is saying HELP!!!

For me I have had so much pain in my neck and shoulders, back, and knees I think I'm going to stay home from work. It is July 1st everyone tongue   and I wish everyone the very best day.

I asked not long ago if any member builds tall ships or if you know anyone that does, it's not an easy hobby and its not cheep but I've been in it know for 2 years and it sure helps keep my minde off the pain it wont stop it but it helps.

Please let me know I would like to become an email friend with you or them, we would have to ask how we can show email addresses. So please everyone reply if you know anyone that build wood ship models. Thanks yeah tongue .............................

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   Posted 7/1/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Littlebird and welcome. Besides costochrondritis even shoulder pain can cause chest pain. GERD can cause chest pain. I just had my heart checked out for other reasons but some of the chest pain I have had for years so I don't worry about it.
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   Posted 7/1/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, My 14 year old daughter was just diagnosed this week w/ FM. She complains of pain that she discribes as feelings like her ribs are poking into her lungs. I'm coming quickly to the conclusion that every pain she has is FM!

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   Posted 7/2/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, i had the same thing just 2 weeks ago. 4 days in the hospital to control the pain!

Felt like a heart attack, and i thought i was going to die

I feel better now, but the pain in the body remains.

Life in pain

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   Posted 7/2/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Niccoli and Little Bird and welcome to the forum! Have you been diagnosed with fibro yet? You might read Fibromyalgia 101 at the top of the forum, second thread. Dx or not, it has lots of good information! Fibro can have some pretty bizarre and scary symptoms............. Oooops! Fibro fog -- forgot Sherrine had already posted this info.
This forum is very friendly, supportive, and caring..... Hope you post again soon!
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( novice with computer - patience, please!)

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   Posted 7/3/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm back after a long time away from this forum.  I just recently went to my fave phsycial therapist who said I had a rib out of alignment, she could see it poking out by my shoulder blade.   Tried to adjust it but I don't think it's corrected yet, still hurts.  So I researched costochondritus and it sounds like that is what is really going on.  Pain in my upper ab (behind sternum) bad enough I went to ER about 3 weeks ago, doc said "muscle cramp".  Sure.  This is the 4th time it happened in 7 months.  It was so bad that I could not move and thought I would pass out.  PC doc sent me for cardiac stress test last January - negative.
I have noticed some of my ribs hurt just to rub them.
I have had left shoulder, neck, ear, and back pain for months (maybe a year, hard to keep track!).  Tried trigger point injections at the local pain management center (PMC)about 3 weeks ago, no help at all.  I figured the bump near my shoulder blade was a trigger point but now I wonder.  The PMC next step is facet injections (in my spine, under x-rays).  I am very leary of this procedure and do not have much faith in it helping.
So there are lots of possible causes, and it is not easy to narrow it down, but research, research, research.  Don't believe everything you read, but if you can cross-reference at least 3 times (and you are not finding just copies of the same citations) you may be able to narrow down the real problem.  Not all docs know the answers.  Sometimes you have to bring the suggestions to them!
Good luck!

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