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colee1979
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   Posted 8/29/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been having this crushing feeling. It feel like I am stuck in between a machine press and it's crushing my chest and back. It starts just feeling like have a heavy chest..but it hurts. The pain is the same on both sides,front and back. It's killing my back and makes it kinda tough to get a "fresh breath"...I am getting over another flare up,running another course of iv steroids and oral. Just finished yesterday with oral. Does this sound MS related? I mean..I have heard of the MS hug,but I'm not sure if thats what I am experiencing or not...
 
~Nichole~
 
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis September 2002
Dx with Multiple Sclerosis August 2006
 
 
 


Willowmom
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   Posted 8/29/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
It does sound like the MS hug to me.  It can be different for everyone, but I think it's due to all those little muscles around the ribs and trunk spasming.  I felt like the neuro thinks the MS hug is more of a nerve sensation, but if I press around when it's going on I can feel some spots that really hurt, like tight muscle spasms.  I hate the hug!  But if it's new for you I would ask the doctor and especially since you are on a round of steroids it;s probably good to check in with doctor.  Sorry.  They should call it something else.  Willow

Gretchen1
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   Posted 8/30/2008 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Nichole,

I sat on your post for a day or so because I did not know what to say.  I am thinking it is also the MS hug (yes a horrible name).  You are getting a painful version to be sure.  Some get pressure, some get pain.  I am so sorry to hear that you are coming off another flare!  You are having a really rough time right now.  I am hoping you are better real soon.


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006


colee1979
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   Posted 9/8/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
So...I saw my neuro today and mentioned this awful feeling I have been getting. He told me he "didnt know what it was,but it doesnt sound like MS"...I said "well then what is it? what should I do"? He doesnt know...umm,come on! I know if I just see my family Dr he will say it's my MS,so why start that cycle? Why do I feel so depleted after seeing my neuro...He is sending me for an MRI of my whole spine...but I dont see how this will help
 
~Nichole~
 
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis September 2002
Dx with Multiple Sclerosis August 2006
 
 
 

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