MS Hug with pain?

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 5/26/2007 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
It was only recently that I learned that the tightness and squeezing feeling we can get is called an MS Hug. What an adorable name! Adorable and slightly ironic. :) Anyway, I have had these before and, while very uncomfortable, there was no pain. It just felt like my bra was on really really really tight, even if I wasn't wearing one.

Lately, however, I have been experiencing a similar feeling, but on the inside of my body instead of on the outside. It feels like all the organs in my chest and torso are being squeezed. And when I breathe, it feels like a sumo wrestler is on my chest...pressure and pain. The pain is not severe, but it is enough to double me over.

It usually goes away within a few hours, or at least by the end of the day. Before when I had the "MS Hug", it lasted for almost a month. I'm mystified.

Has anyone else ever experienced this? Is this an MS Hug or is this something completely different?

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 5/26/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I've felt something like that, not quite as severe, just below my ribs. when I had what turned out to be my first exacerbation the "hug" was what was unbearable. It went away after weeks of myofascial release massage.
Rebif 44 mcg x 3; lyrica; ambien

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