upper back pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kblackie55, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. kblackie55

    kblackie55 New Member

    i have a wicked pain in my upper back on the right side. it hurts so badly that i cannot take a deep breath. has anybody else had this???

    i would really be appreciative of any feed back.


  2. 3gs

    3gs New Member


    do you tighten up alot or have spasms? fight pain?

    i think this it what causes mine. also cold will make me tighten up. do you have a knot in that spot?

    warm baths help

    try gently to massage
  3. WhoSaid

    WhoSaid New Member

    I have the worst pain in my upper back. It goes from under my shoulder blades to the top of my neck.
    Any kind of draft makes it worse. Cold is unbearable.
    Try to stay warm and out of air conditioning and any kind of draft.
    This pain is what drove me to the doctor many times and I finally got Lyrica. That has helped 100% with the pain.
    I hate medicine with a passion but this is one that I will take because I just can't handle the thought of having that pain come back.
  4. kblackie55

    kblackie55 New Member

    thanks so much for the reply, it sounds like you have the same exact problem. i can't take lyrica it makes me too dizzy, and i have no health insurance so i can't get cymbalta which is supposed to be a great help with the pain.