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Severe cramps in muscles after reconstruction

Has anyone else had an issue with SEVERE cramping in the chest and arms after reconstruction?  

I was first diagnosed in Oct 98 @ age 34.  Had lumpectomy, chemo, & rads.  Diagnosed w/different cancer Sept. 05.  Had hysterectomy, bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction using expanders.  Had silicone implants since March 06.  

Now am getting cramps so bad in chest and both arms that I think I'm having a heart attack.  Comes and goes.  Getting to the point where I can hardly sleep or function.    Also have fatigue, joint and bone pain, severe memory loss.  I can't go on like this but don't know what to do.  Anyone else have issues like these?
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I really thing you should consult a doc about this...it doesn't sound normal.  Muscle spasms can be painful, but this seems excessive.  Good luck
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I too had a modified radical mastectomy, with subsequent chemo & radiation.  I have lots of scar tissue - lymphodema in the arm & chest.  did not have reconstruction.  I have extensive cramping in the chest, abdomine, groin, legs, neck.  I have talked with doctors, including neurologist, and they cannot find any reason for the cramps - have to live with them.  They are getting worse over the years!  Muscle relaxers do seem to help some - at least keep them from waking me up at night.  Things that I have recently considered doing - when I get over the current pneumonia,   is accupuncture & ballet exercises.  You might want to try them....
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