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Old 04-10-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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Anyone with chest pain like to help me pls?

Hi all x lm getting freaked about about this chest pain/sensations lm having alot of bother with lately would anyone descibe what they experience please just to put my mind at rest alittle? Id be really grateful lf lm laying on my side it happens sometimes right in the middle or if lve bene on here to long which doesnt take long these days it happens or even from doing house work thanks guys xx

 
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Re: Anyone with chest pain like to help me pls?

the sternum used to be a tender spot for me also. thank heavens it went away. part of it is forgetting to breath, part is just fibro messing with you again. try propping yourself with pillows so you sleep on your back. it helped me.
giggle, no room for anyone else in the bed, but oh!, how happy i was to have the relief.
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BLL your such a cheery lady x Yea that damm sternum!!

 
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I had this recently. Of course, you should go to the doctor anytime you're having chest pains and have heart problems ruled out. More than likely though you're suffering from costochondritis. I had this for a couple of months and then it just went away. You may want to try to take a break from underwire bras...I know how much better we look while wearing them, but they do put alot of pressure that can aggravate this situation. Also, for me, I had to prop myself up on my back as not to put pressure on the sides of my ribs. And, as I try very hard not to take pain meds on a daily basis ibuprofin worked well for the pain management. Of course, you should use whatever pain med you have that works best for you. Also, heat helps. Unfortunately this is something we just have to live with. Hopefully this bout will end quickly for you. I know it's very painful.

 
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You should always have chest pains checked by your doc. Like others have posted before me though it is probably costracondritis I get bad bouts of it too
then I wind up with a weird sensation around my mouth cause I unconciously begin to breathe too shallow cause it hurts so it is like a hyperventellation
Pain meds rest and long soaks in epsom salts help ease it for me as does the heating pad. I have had a shot of cortisone into my sternum when it was really bad. I hope it passes quickly for you.

 
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I've had the same pain for a few weeks now. It keeps me from taking deep breaths and my bras do make it worse. I think I'm going to go buy one without underwire (better than not wearing one lol!) Sleeping on my back helps and the epsom salt baths too. Sometimes I just stand in the shower anad let the warm water run over the area. I've had the chest pain before, but I didn't have any problems with it for about a year, and then it came back. Hopefully it will go away again soon. Good luck.

 
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I'll weigh in with the rest. I had a lot of stabbing chest pains before Lyrica, to where I wondered what breast cancer felt like or a heart attack felt like. If I forget Lyrica, they are right back. I forgot it yesterday and I paid. I also had rib pain that follow the bra line that made it hard to even breathe--axsain cream helped that. Hope you get an answer soon, kiddo.

 
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I have had this pain in the chest area, it feels sore to the touch and is very uncomfortable at times. I gave up wearing bras long ago, unless it is a necessity. I routinely sleep with a heating pad to my chest. It seems like the only thing that truly helps with the discomfort. My pain is between the breasts and runs down the center of my chest and radiates to each side. I hope that helps your fears, but as with all chest pain, do consult a doctor to be on the safe side.

 
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Re: Anyone with chest pain like to help me pls?

Lets don't forget about acid reflux or Gerd. I recently had chest pains, sharp ones right in the middle of my chest shooting up and down. That along with shoulder and jaw pain caused my doc to send me for a heart stress test. That all came out fine. She did however start me on an prilosec and after about two months of it my chest pains are finally gone. The shoulder, jaw etc. are just part of fibro, CTD, MP, WHATEVER!!!!!.......giggle! Anyway just wanted to throw in another opinion.

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You lot are the bee's knee's xxx thank you all so much x! Just come back from the d0cs been up allnight again and when l got out of bed l was in horrendous pain bottom ribs and the mid chest pain it hurt to brush my teeth or use my right arm l was so scared! Anyway rang doc and told her what was going on and l said lm thinking l have chosto she says l think your right RESULT!!!!!! l guess thats another point in me been diagnosed. She listened to my chest and said l do not think it is your heart and went on to tell me after she was pressing my chest and l was tender l wouldnt have pain like l describe if it were my heart but if it gets worse to go back. I got my pain killers changed to codeine phosphate? she did say the side effects are similar to the ones l was having off the other tablets. I feel like ive went 10 rounds with Mike tyson my back is aching so much I bought myself a heat thing you pop in microwave to help feels noce than a lumpy hot water bottle lol. I dont know how you lot cope feeling like this it wipes the flooor with you and has a massive impact on your daily life without a doubt! I am so grateful to you all more than you will ever know x as for goign braless.... is not an option with my boys lol lm big chested but l will try get a bra without underwire lve heard sports bras are really good. I hate that feeling like all of a sudden your bra feels too tight esp at night. Im forever pulling the front of my bra away from the front of my chest as it causes so much discomfort. Thanks again for sharing with me xxxx Will check in later as pain allows Tut! Take care xxx ps excuse my typos l type too fast!

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Re: Anyone with chest pain like to help me pls?

Can you not wear your bra when you are at home relaxing? It's far better go without than to wear it when it causes pain. You should definitely not have to wear it at nighttime. I know, for me, the bra was causing a large part of my pain. As soon as I switched to a bra without underwire and started using my sports bra I healed. Took a couple of weeks for it to be gone, but the pain got better within a couple of days. If you're just not comfortable hanging free when there are other people in your home, you can drape a pretty scarf or lightweight blanket around your shoulders to give you some more privacy. Also, try to go somewhere where you can be fitted for a good bra....and try on lots of brands. They don't all fit the same. Such a pain trying to find a good bra. Brings me to tears just thinking about it.

 
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Re: Anyone with chest pain like to help me pls?

Niecsey, underwires hurt no matter the size. Seriously, I have never had to worry about size unless it was finding a bra that would give me more! I truly can't wear underwires either, I have even removed the underwires from a few bras I bought a few years ago and gave up on. Go to a store that specializes in bras and let them fit you and find one without the pain. Good Luck hope you feel better soon.

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Yep, the chest pain can be very scary, i first had a bout of it last summer, thepain radiated into my shoulders and jaw. i called my dr. and he sent me to er. my bp also was sky high, probably from anxiety in retrospect. but i was also having problems with my bp meds at the time.

they kept me for 2 days, ran every test you could think of plus had a stress test. all was well. the word chosto... was never mentioned though.

last month, after a bad uti i had the chest achiness again. it really isn't sharp pains for me like brm, it is a heavy ache. went to dr. he did an ekg, said all is well. ok

came home and hugged my beloved heating pad and in a few weeks it left. but as i said, it can be scary.

The best part of this board for me has been learning that so many of us suffer from same things , maybe at different severities , but it has taught me to be less anxious. to ride it out and eventually things go away.

i too go bra less at these times, weather permitting i just wear a big sweatshirt.

god bless..........stars

 
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Hi all x sorry could not reply earlier as you guessed l was ill again Friday night and had to ring doc gone midnight... the chest pain was really really bad l thought l was a goner anyway another result!!! The doctor l spoke to thinks l have FIBRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldnt believe it she asked me loads of questions and l didnt even have to mention it! She told me l really need seen by a specialist and to take extra pain killers until l can see someone who can give me steroids! That brought a smile to my face l can tell you after wondering what the hell is happening to me for so long! My pain was so bad it hurt to even talk! Im still suffering but not so severe in the chest mainly ribs knees and a new one shin pain! Is that unheard of? It didnt last long but really hurt. Well will leave things here cannot sit for long otherwise l risk setting my already tender chest off Thanks for all your tips etc l will be back xxx

 
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Gosh ... thought I was alone with this. Sorry to hear others have it as it's not nice at all. This weekend I am on about my 4th really bad attack of costochondritis. No one I know seems to know what it it .. so I'm relieved to read this thread here. I have taken tramadol all weekend and just slept. I'm seeing my doc at 11am today ... she has diagnosed costo before but not told me why I get it. My very first atack lasted for a good couple of weeks and in those days I did not wear an underwire bra. I do hate wearing a bra and leave it off when possible. But it is underwire bras that I wear these days. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue years ago but never any mention of fybro. I have suffered with sore muscles on exertion for many years. Lately my muscles have improved a fair bit .. but this costo is the pits ... can't take a full breath as it hurts so much .. sneezing and coughing is agony. Anyway .. I'm going to carry on with heat as suggested here and I also have an infra red lamp which I am going to try today. Hope u all feel better soon

 
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