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Teee

584d

Does anyone experience chest pains with their fibro?? If so, can you explain how yours feel

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    • spookyspoonie

      584d

      costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage in between the ribs) is very common in fibromyalgia patients. Mine often feels sharp, like stabbing, and tight- like my ribs won't expand enough to breathe. This feels very different for me than when I have difficulty breathing from my heart disease or asthma.

    • JustRachelle

      584d

      Dull pressure pain and sometimes a stabbing pain.. it usually goes to my ribs as well.

    • dan91

      584d

      I have from time to time, stabbing or shooting pains. In the early days it scared me but now i know it fibro related but the first time icwas told i was exagerating because they couldnt see it on ecg or anything.

    • Meleficent

      584d

      I do. Mine starts off as a sudden sharp stabbing pain and it's worse when I breathe so I have to told my breath for as long as I can or keep my breathing as shallow as possible until it passes, which thankfully doesn't take too long. I also can't move when I get it cause that makes it hurt more too.

    • Red914

      584d

      Yep. I am experiencing that today. Mine often feels like a stabbing pain and even a tightness in my chest.

      • Teee

        584d

        @Red914 ughh same and I’m so sorry… :/ do you feel pain in your shoulders/arms as well ever ?

        • Red914

          584d

          @Teee My shoulders are one of my worst zones for pain. They always hurt. My arms lose strength, I drop stuff all of the time too.

    • spookyspoonie

      584d

      costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage in between the ribs) is very common in fibromyalgia patients. Mine often feels sharp, like stabbing, and tight- like my ribs won't expand enough to breathe. This feels very different for me than when I have difficulty breathing from my heart disease or asthma.

      • Bubba_Jones

        583d

        @spookyspoonie i get this, or it feels like I’ve been breathing cold air for too long.

      • Teee

        584d

        @spookyspoonie thank you for sharing… it’s so weird I’ll get pains in my chest that I feel in my upper abdomen/rib cage area. It comes and goes.. sometimes I’ll feel pain in my arm, etc so I always get concerned whether it’s heart related :(

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