Tight, painful upper back muscles - short of breath?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by meowchowchow, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. meowchowchow

    meowchowchow New Member

    My upper back hurts so bad and only feels better when fiancee rubs it. But he can't keep doing that all day because he has a job and his arm gets tired.

    Anyway, it hurts! It's pretty constant and seems to affect the front of my chest too. I have on and off shortness of breath and am wondering if it is this muscle tension?

    Is this FM? I only have CFS I think.

    Anyway, thanks..
  2. Txslady

    Txslady New Member

    I have the pain across my upper back and into the left arm. The chest, head and neck will tighten every once in a while also. This started last Thursday but don't know why. Rubbing does help however your are right nobody wants to massage you all the time. I have pool noodles that I use. I put 3 on the floor and I roll on them, left to right and top to bottom.

  3. wayout

    wayout New Member

    I too have this,been to doctor a lot ER too had heart test done. have you if not get it done to make sure. my doctor saided FM was the cause still have trouble breathing. good luck
  4. meowchowchow

    meowchowchow New Member

    Yes, I've had the pulmonary workup and a ekg and they say all is well.

    I have an appt on Wed at the FFC (1st time) and I'm going to ask about it. I'm so sick of it.

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