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BobWiley

633d

I have been experiencing rib pain, chest tightness, and shortness of breath, especially at night with the shortness of breath. I also get PVCs and/or chest muscle spasms. I do have anxiety and get panic attacks but it seems as though the chest spasms, rib pain, and sometimes shortness of breath are not anxiety related as these symptoms still occurred when I was on an SSRI for 6 months. Sometimes I also have a fast heart beat, over 100 for an hour or more even when I fell calm. I have had my heart checked out and it is structurally normal. They have only detected a few PVCs in the past. My lungs look okay from an x-ray and PFT. I have only been diagnosed with costochondritis and possibly asthma. But the rib pain, shortness of breath, and palpitations and/or spasms are debilitating for me and have been bothering me for years but are especially bad now. Does anyone have similar symptoms and what was your diagnosis and treatment?

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    • WeezyGirl

      613d

      I’m over 90 days out and the lingering item is rib pain and shortness of breath. I will say it has gotten better. Lots of hydration, low inflammation foods, upping vitamins. I started taking amitriptaline for sleeping and pain

    • WeezyGirl

      613d

      I’m over 90 days out and the lingering item is rib pain and shortness of breath. I will say it has gotten better. Lots of hydration, low inflammation foods, upping vitamins. I started taking amitriptaline for sleeping and pain

    • WeezyGirl

      631d

      I do from long Covid. All results come back normal too

      • BobWiley

        615d

        @WeezyGirl Sorry for the delayed response. How have you been dealing with your issues? Lately it has been the shortness of breath at night and rib pain that has been bothering me the most and I have not been sleeping well.

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