3 nights ago my chest began hurting. Sometimes it's excrutiating and sometimes its tolerable. The pain is like something pulling. Some movements cause the pain to get worse. It is now in my left shoulder and down the left side of my back. Sometimes it get's so bad that all I can do is hold my chest and try not to move. My husband has wanted to take me to the ER twice but as soon as it eases off I change my mind about going. I started to call my doctor but I have been in a major flare recently and have been in and out of his office so much that I think he and his staff are probably sick of seeing me. I have so many things going on with me that I don't think I can handle hearing that I have anything else wrong. I know that chest pain is sometimes a symptom of FMS but I have not had trouble with this type of pain before. Since I have a family history of heart problems, I know I should have it checked.