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Fibromyalgia and chest pain.

I don't know if I have Fibro or not.  I was wondering if Fibro can cause Charlie horses in your heart in which makes you short of breath.  My other body pains have pretty much eased up except for in my back.  Thank goodness. It's been months.  Three days pretty much pain free.  ;-)
These pains in my chests are very quick though, hard and intense like my heart is having a Charlie horse and makes me sweat and lightheaded all within seconds.  Just curious if anyone else has experienced this pain with Fibro.....?  Thank you for any suggestions.
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Definitely get this checked out by a doctor.  Hard, fast chest pains are normally the sign of something more serious.  It could be something benign, but this is definitely not a place to make mistakes.
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I agree with RobinHood.  Don't take chances with chest pains like this.  It's not something i've heard that is experienced with fibromyalgia.  Fluttering, palpitations...yes, but not like you describe.  Please get to your doctor soon to have this checked out.  
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Thank you both for the comments.  The pains have eased up alot today and I've only had a few that are more like my normal chest pains.  LOL The last two days were really rough though.  I'm just tired today and feel a little bruised.  
I go to the Doctors again around the 3rd week of this month for routine blood work.  I'm hoping I get to talk to her about all of this.  The last time this happened was in around January of 2008.  I had a stress test and echo done in May with pretty good results.  The palps I get daily and the fluttering every so often.  Normally I don't stress over them but the sweating, and lightheadedness with the pains hitting soo hard, well it sort of scared me.  
My doctor just keeps saying "whatever is causing this, just has to bloom".  Yesterday I felt like I was wilting before I had the chance to bloom.  LOL   Anyhow;  Thank you so very much for your comments and concerns.
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Please do not 'hope'...make sure that you speak with her about it.  Something is going on to be causing these symptoms.  There are many things that could be involved, so be sure to have yourself checked out.  Anemia can cause sweating and dizziness; gastric problems, or the heart muscle itself may be inflammed.  Also, high cholestrol can lead to plaque buildup and cause chest pain.  You had a right to be scared...anyone would be if they were in the same situation.  As for the blooming...you don't want to risk a heart attack or stroke because the doctor is blooming!!! lol  Please take care.
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I have the same chest pains you describe.  In fact, I have been having a really tough time with them for the last couple of weeks.  One possible symptom of fibromyalgia is Costochondritis.  You can also have pain in your sternum from this.  If you have spoken to your doctor and they have ruled out all possible serious diagnoses then I would almost feel assured that it is fibro.
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I used to get very intense chest pain in my heart which made it difficult to breathe.  The episodes would last about 5-10 minutes and occur about once per month. My heart was checked out and it was fine.  These episodes started in my teens and I haven't had an attack recently.  It seemed physical or emotional stress made it worse, but sometimes it seemed like it happened for no apparent reason. It's good to have everything serious ruled out though.

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  I have to echo what everyone else has said, check with your doctor. In June of 2007 my hubby went to the doctor because his arms hurt. The doc sent him over to the hospital for a stress and echogram. This was on the 25 of June, on the 26th he went into surgery and had a 5 vessel bypass and the carotid(sp). He had a massive stroke in surgery and i's changed his life forever. We never knew that he had heart disease.
  
    I was having these pains also, and after his surgery I was scared to death. I had the echogram and then they had to give me a chemical stress, since I had just had knee surgery. That dang thing is a whole nother story....:) My doctor told me that it was Costochondritis. I've had problems with having those pains for years, it can sure feel like one is having a heart attack. Please be careful.

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I'm very touched by all of the responses so much!  Thank you all.  Though I'm feeling much better today, I'm very glad to say.  Just a feel a little bruised and sunken type feeling.  Sorry if I worried you all.  I still can't sleep right.  I'm wondering if this can yet play another role.  LOL  I don't know.  I just want my old crazy self back being able to do anything.  Pains have finally eased up in my body and chest pains are just normal zingers now.  Now I'm just wired and tired.  That is probably thyroid though????

VaBreeze.   I also put this on the heart rhythm forum.  I know I need to talk to her or find someone with fresh eyes.  I don't want to insult her in any way, yet, really need some answers.  The pains I had for months were really intense through out my whole body.  My iron levels were off for awhile but  are within normal range as of August I believe.  Being that my echo and stress test were fairly good in ? July I think my heart is ok.  In January of 08 though I had a Mobitz ll (AV) blockage in which done about the same thing concerning my BP and HR dropping before the massive pains.  Being that my heart size dropped over the last two years and a 20 point EF drop was noted I have questioned inflammation of the heart from the get go.  Who knows though, maybe I'm the grinch.  LOL   I do take Lipitor for hs CRP levels.  I just found out three months ago my chol. is rising.  Blaming that on thyroid issue possibilities.  LOL  Ya. Thanks so much for your comments though.  It is greatly appreciated.  

Trickiewoo Hi.  I read a little bit on Costochondritis and it does not sound likely.  I do not run a high fever.  It's actually on the lower side of 72.4 tops.  I can not explain this though so who knows.

Ree4tu hi.  This has only happened to me this severe twice ever.  I was not stressed mentally or physically either time.  The pains were massive but only last for 30 sec to a minute but were occurring ~every 10 minutes or so from each other.  Very painful and could not speak out load at all, due to the pains when hitting.  Like a massive charlie horse only in your chest... very quick and hard.  

kiddthekatt  Hi.  So sorry to hear about your husband.  I had an echocardiogram an SPECT stress test as mentioned earlier to VaBreeze and all seemed to be ok pretty much for me other than the EF droppage.  I was told not to worry about the drop from 73-53%.  I've read about your knee pain and Surgery.  My mom had that too and I know is very painful.  My husband needs both knees replaced and has Charcot-Marie-Tooth very bad and suffers dearly from the wasting.  I feel for you.  I know how I feel with my pains and spasms in my knees.  I can't imagine a knee sx. concerning the pains.  Please take care.  I've been privately praying for you on this.  Take care.  

Thank you all again.  I'm feeling better tonight....knock on wood.  LOL  Just hoping the all over body pains don't start back up with the cold weather.  Wind chill temp tonight is -25.  Ouchy.  LOL  Take care and again I can't say thank you enough.  ;-)  ((((hugs))))

Amy.
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