Re: fibromyalgia pain in chest and right shoulder
I'm 26. I know heart problems run in my family; my grandfather died from a heart attack, and my aunt has heart scarring that the doctors think is from a heart attack. My mother has pains in her chest from time to time.
I've had heart pain several times over the past two months. I've had it starting a year or so ago, but nothing like these most recent experiences. The pain starts in the center of my chest, and then sometimes travels to my left shoulder. I haven't been to the doctor's yet to mention it, so I don't know what it is. I read somewhere that the heart or some part of the heart can sometimes fill up with fluid, which drains on its own without causing any scarring... and since I feel like a water balloon at times (swollen hands and feet, congestion, etc.) I've convinced myself it must be that (until I can afford a doctor's visit to find out for sure).
I've also had shortness of breath a lot, often with dizziness and not always with pain in my chest. Almost always my heart seems to be beating fast when this happens.