chest pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JohnS, May 27, 2003.

  1. JohnS

    JohnS New Member

    3 weeks ago I started geting short stabbing pains behind the breastbone which was made worse when taking a deep breath. It has continued although to a lesser degree and I now get perhaps 6 or 7 sharp pains a day, these only last a second or two.

    Anyone have any idea what this may be ?

    John
  2. Princessraye

    Princessraye New Member

    Do a search on google or somewhere for costochondritis.
    It is not uncommon with fibro and I get it about once a year. Very painful.
    Just make sure that it isn't your heart .
    It is a lot like pleurisy.
    I take motrin and use a most heating pad. Hope this helps.
  3. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune New Member

    Since Feb 28, have been dealing with this. If you do a search by my name, the posts will come up, realize there are more posts than the first list that comes up- you may have to go back another page. I refer you to these because it will have most of the info. Right at this time, it does appear I injured my diaphragm, I have one more follow up appointment with the pulmonologist in a few weeks. We cannot assume that our pain is fibro without first getting it checked out. Good luck. June
  4. jka

    jka New Member

    i get this on and off all the time.sometimes i just want to die it hurts so bad.i've found heat and emu oil or emu oil with menthol help.

    kathy c