upper back pain to chest pain

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council lady
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   Posted 1/22/2012 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
6:00 this morning in bed I woke up with terrible pain in my upper back which then came around to my chest, with burning sensation in both back and chest.  It lasted about 5 minutes.  There wasn't any tightness or hug like a MS hug would be.  just pain on a scale of 8.  does anyone else ever get this?  It is 8:30 now and I still have a little burning/pain in my chest and back and burning in my legs which I haven't had the burning in almost a year. 

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   Posted 1/23/2012 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I also get pain in my upper back and my chest. I get burning pain down my arm. This is one of those symptoms I blame on fibro but worry that maybe it's my heart. A good massage helps.
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council lady
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   Posted 1/24/2012 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I had al the "heart" tests back in May 2010 when I first would get these. So now I know it isn't my heart, but it is still scary, and very painful. Is it maybe a spasm that causes it?
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   Posted 1/24/2012 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Upper back pain can be heart pain in women, but heart probably wouldn't have anything to do with leg pain. Pain in back chest and down arm is worrisome for heart pain. If you are concerned enough to write to the forum it might be a good idea to consult at least your family doctor. If it's pretty bad I would be seeing my cardiologist. My mom's heart attck was felt only in her back.
I had recurring chest pain, doc ran all sorts of tests, inc. stress test, said I was fine, then a month later I had a heart attack.
My heart attack was triggered by a food intolerance which caused coronary vasospasm, which in turn triggered a plaque to rupture in a coronary artery blocking the artery 95%.   A stent relieved the condition.
If this has been happening often I would go back to the doc.  I'm now on half the smallest atenolol, which is relieving my chest pains.  (It works even if it's stomach that's causing the pain.)

Post Edited (Alcie) : 1/24/2012 6:32:14 AM (GMT-7)

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