I'm so new to this whole fibro thing, I just got my *official* diagnosis today. And I am having trouble coping with the symptoms. More importantly, I'm afraid I will not be able to differentiate between fibro symptoms and symptoms that actually require medical attention--do you have any advice for this? I'd love to hear it. It will calm my nerves!
Anyway, the reason for this post is the chest pain. I've had two spells that sent me to the ER--so painful, I could barely breathe and was shaking all over!--where they found nothing wrong with me after running a million tests.... for pulmonary embolisms, heart attacks, pneumonia, etc. (This was before I was diagnosed with fibro.) I experience chest pain near the breastbone on both sides of the chest. It usually stays close to the breastbone but can radiate out into the whole of the chest when I move around or breathe in real deep. It can also feel like intense breast pain.
So, I guess what I'm asking is--what does your fibro chest pain feel like? I'd really like to have something to compare it to, and be able to tell when to tell if it's actually serious (like a lung or heart problem).
Thanks for all your help, guys! God bless.