Weekend before last, I had what I assume was a bad flare (given that I'm not dx yet.) I had horrible muscle spasms and stiffness which felt like a full-body Charlie horse for three days. I also, at that time, had what I think is the "MS hug". It felt like a pressure on my rib cage, like I was being squeezed by a python or something. But it was worse on the left side.
I've had this off and on again since last weekend. Today it's getting worse. It feels like my bra is too tight, only it's further down on my ribs than where my bra wraps around (my apologies to the men on board here.) It's also on both sides now and actually wraps around to my back. It's difficult to take a deep breath (kind of like when you've eaten a big meal and can't breath well afterwards.) But it doesn't exactly hurt, it just feels like pressure. (I'm realizing now that I've felt this before. It was a few months ago, and also either last summer or the summer before, I can't remember which.)
Do you think this is the hug? Or something else? Does the hug hurt? And will it go away?
Thanks and hugs (no pun intended!)
Post Edited (Shashi) : 9/12/2006 10:28:02 AM (GMT-6)