I had what I thought was a heart attack... and then maybe panic attacks, but now I believe it is a muscle spasm. My rib cage feels like its crushing inward... and my heart feels like its going to be squeezed out of my chest. During these episodes, my rib cage really hurts. I cannot lie on my back - until the attack has completed ended - because the back of my ribcage hurts so bad. The last "lyme" thing I have been diagnosed with is bartonella. Maybe this is what is causing your rib pain????
Hope this helps.
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06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3 Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg,
Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg, Skelexa, Restoril
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