Is chest pain a FM symptom?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Beckula, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Beckula

    Beckula New Member

    Now I have chest pain to add to my list--I was all worried, all the sudden my left front of my shoulder and chest were hurting really bad, especially when I breathe in.

    This happened to me in June and now today :(
  2. natrlvr2

    natrlvr2 New Member

    yes. I had chest pain and went to a specialist and it turned out to be from FM.
  3. StephieBee

    StephieBee New Member

    I actually went to the ER when I had it once really bad. Even though Im 25, I was afraid that I was having a heart attack. It turned out to be something called Chostocondritis. (not sure about the spelling on that). Google it along with the word fibromyalgia in the search row and youll see that it is not rare at all. It is nothing serious...just painful. They just gave me vicodin and muscle relaxers and I was fine after that.

    Take Care,
    Stephanie
  4. lease79

    lease79 New Member

    I get terrible chest pain, & an erratic heartbeat.
    Been to the Emergency room many a time, (which you should always do with new chest pain,) but it's always turned out to be fibro or reflux related.
    I think that my chronic chest/rib pain has alot to do with the fact that I used to spend long periods of time at my computer slightly slumped. The chest pain sometimes gets so bad that I can barely breathe :( I find lying down, stretched out is sometimes the only thing that helps me.
  5. KMD90603

    KMD90603 New Member

    chest pain, for many, is yet another unpleasant symptom of the FM. However, any time you are experiencing chest pain or other heart-related symptoms, it's better to get it checked out. I think the biggest problem with FM/CFS is that we tend to brush every symptom off as being part of our illness. It's very dangerous, especially if it's something more serious. So please, call your doctor or go to the ER.

    Gentle hugs,
    Kim
  6. Scarlett65

    Scarlett65 New Member

    I have chest pains all the time and I do mean all the time. I also have FM and get costochondritis easily always just a sneeze away no matter how gentle the sneeze or cough. Most recently went to my rheumatologist who ran an echocardiogram and found I have Tricuspid valve regurgitation meaning some of my blood seeps back the opposite direction when my heart is pumping blood so hence another explanation for my constant pain. It is worrisome because chest pain in a woman is so subtle. I was told that I have in the past had a heart attack but was not aware of it so any changes in your chest as far as pain goes means get to the ER fast just to be sure.
  7. TAM

    TAM New Member

    HI I have had chest pain for a long time i also get short of breath easy.

    I was also concerned about the chest pain because i get it so often, and when i went to the doctors to get it checked i was told this was common with fm.

    Take care. TAMMY
  8. Beckula

    Beckula New Member

    I don't have good insurance (I pay out of pocket up to $3,000), so I don't see myself going to the doc anytime soon for this :( I am summing it up to FM just because it only happens when I am in the flare, these two times.

    Not only that, I don't have a good doctor. I have never found one yet who was supportive of my FMS :(

    ETA: By the way, I am 25 years old.
    [This Message was Edited on 07/14/2006]
  9. alonebutnotlonely

    alonebutnotlonely New Member

    beckula,


    I have Costocondritis/chostocondritus and sometimes have severe pain in my ribs and sternum.

    You should go to a doctor just to be safe.

    Dee
  10. KCRedtail

    KCRedtail New Member

    I don't think my day would be "normal" if I did not question myself: am I having heart problems?

    Here is a great website for fibro symptoms

    http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/fibromyalgia_chest_symptoms.html

    Cheers
    Debbie

  11. Line

    Line New Member

    I also get a lot of chest pain,my Dr. told me to press around my chest and if I find spots that make the pain worse it is not heart, you cannot reproduce heart pain.

    Mine is mainly in the bra strap area and collar bone but can go all over my chest and back.I can barely move my arms some times the pain gets worse and deep breathing makes it worse also.

    I have been dxed with costochondritis also, it sure hurts and is scarey.I press around find those sore spots, ouchie, take my b/p and pulse and if everything is normal try not to worry, even though I often think should I go to the ER.

    A friend that is a Er nurse said she has never seen a heart attack victum come in without high b/p and a irregular pulse.

    Hugs, Linda
  12. PaBarbara

    PaBarbara New Member

    I also had chest pain and went through many tests. It was found to be the FM. But please make sure you get chest pain gets checked out, you never can be too safe.

    Stay strong,
    Barbara from Northeastern Pa
    [This Message was Edited on 07/29/2006]

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