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Old 07-29-2003, 09:23 AM   #1
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I have been getting this sensation in under the left rib cage going up in under the breast, it comes and goes for over a week, sometime like mild tightness other times akmost numbing. Do have Fm and also IBS. I suffer from anxiety and naturally think the worse like is it my heart, although I have never heard of anyone having heart pain there. is annoying not pain. by the way I am new and my first post.
I do have mitral regurgatation, no high b/p and pulse is fine, any suggestions.

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Old 07-29-2003, 10:01 AM   #2
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Hypervigilance...that's all it is. You can go get it checked, but with the fact that you have fibromyalgia and also IBS, I'm pretty sure they'll find nothing.

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Old 07-29-2003, 12:27 PM   #3
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I used to have strange chest pains too, that would start near the center of the chest and migrate towards the chin. Mine would start all of a sudden and last about a half hour or longer. It was so awful, that I didn't know what was going to happen.

Eventually, I linked all of this, including my fibromyalgia symptoms to my mercury-silver dental amalgams. Before I had the amalgams replaced with less toxic white fillings, I could control it two ways. First, I found calcium pills seemed to help - just one is all I needed. Secondly, if I took deep breaths and expanded my chest cage to the extreme, stretching the muscles, that would help relieve it too.

I'm cured of all of this now. I write about it, as you might know, quite a bit. Your pains sound different than mine, but I thought I would mention it anyway.

Old 08-01-2003, 08:06 PM   #4
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cool, I've had that strange pressure in that exact place too. I am a 20yr old male; well one day I felt this unusual pressure right underneath my left rib cage, and it also triggered my anxiety disorder. what a coincidence huh? I felt it the worst when I sat down. I didn't feel it too much when I laid down. I got so worried about it even though I had all these tests done that found nothing. It's pretty much now gone away after several months. I think it could be a strained muscle from your back or stomach. And like the other person said, hypervigilance is also a possibility. Just try not to think about it. you will be ok

Old 08-03-2003, 05:42 PM   #5
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I have the same thing. Mine comes and goes throughout the day. It's not a constant pain which is good. My doctor gave me Nexium, for gerd. Could be a hernia, but I never got it checked out.

Old 08-04-2003, 04:37 PM   #6
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i dont know if it would be a hernia. hernias usually bulge out. the pressure under my rib cage went away eventually but every now and then it presents itself but not often. i used to always touch that muscle right underneath my rib. but after a while i started getting much pain in my left leg and the cause is unknown right now. i would hope it's not a hernia cause if it is, im sure it's messed up inside of my leg cause this has been going on for a year. right now me and my doctor think it's back related since my back curves to the left. i will find out soon when i see the back specialist.

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