Severe chest pain with fibromyalgia; costochondritis, pain meds aren't working!

Cassie - posted on 10/24/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I was admitted to the hospital this past week with severe chest pain. I was given morpine for pain and phenergan for nausea until they found out it wasn't my heart, it was due to the fibromyalgia. I was sent home with severe pain and nausea. Called my dr. at Fibro and Fatigue Center and he wouldn't prescribe anything else for me. I normally take ultram during the day and Tylox at night only with soma for pain. These meds aren't touching my pain and I'm afraid to go back to the ER and get treated horribly again and it just be a waste of time and money. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Darla - posted on 05/08/2012

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I have been reading about chest pain with fibro because I too suffer from it and shortness of breath. My fibro doc doesn't know about it or doesn't agree that it could be caused by fibro but what I have found is that taking a long hot bath everyday is suppose to help relieve the tension and stress on the muscles between the lung and ribs. It is a small muscle but can cause a lot of pain. I have tried it and it has helped me some. The articles I found say that it could take a long time to repair the muscle so that it is back to normal...but that depends on how severe the pain is.

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Cory - posted on 07/02/2014

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i have a condition called anklosing spondilitis and one of the symptoms of this is chest pain..i seem to get it all the time now..it literally feels like a boa constictor is wrapped around your chest to your back, and squeezing the life out of you with every step u take. it is unbearable. i have 3 kids too and am a single mom. i have to do everything for them..i dont know whether to try Enbrel (which my doctor rheumatologist everyone is suggesting) because it lowers ur immunity and if u just get a simple cold/flu or anything u could die, and there are so many other scary side effects...so all i take is gabupentin, advil liquid gels and t3's...none of them do anything so i might as well not be taking anything..your body gets used to pills and i have has anklosing spondilitis since i was 12., and fibromyalgia since i was 17, and right now im having a severe flare up, and nothing helps..i know how u feel honey..i just hope one day there is something safe to take and will take our pain away so that we can be good moms to our kids who need us so much xo

Maria - posted on 03/12/2014

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Hi, I have been in pain many years with first sacroiliac joint pain, fibromyalgia and costochondritis. The doctors too told me it was all in my head. I told them it is real. They put me on meds that gave me mind-alteration effects that are permanent. I have not been able to keep up with my job physically and mentally. I have been trying Zyflamend from an herbal store which treats inflammation. I also have been taking Ginko-biloba for my memory. Exercise and staying busy helps for me not to think of the pain. I still have days that I don't want to get up but I do. I force myself every day. I try to pray to help keep the stress down and it helps. God Bless All who are going through this as well, I understand.

Vicky - posted on 12/29/2013

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I suffer from costochondritis as well, I have fibro and rheumatoid arthritis and pain meds don't work. I am on tramadol and it doesn't even take the edge off, just leaves me feeling stoned. I cant take anti inflammatory meds because they have an averse effect on me. The last time I saw a specialist he tried to tell me that the pain was all in my head and i need to take up yoga to over come it. Needless to say I wont be going back to him.
the best advice I can give for costo is a hot water bottle across your ribs to help elevate some of the pain and to try and relax (easier said than done right?) take as many pain meds as your body can handle and try and find something to distract you from the pain. take anti inflammatory drugs if you can as apparently hey are a big help. Sometimes you have to shop around to find a good doctor that you gel with. good luck

Mihir - posted on 12/08/2013

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Healing Miracle of Datta


I have had this costochondritis pain from the last three and half years on and off. I never knew the reason behind it as I was also doing weight lifting; I thought that it may be due to that. I did all x-rays and all check up and nothing to be honest with you came up and everything was showing okay. No matter what I did the pain was there with a clicking sound and getting more and more. Even doctors as of now they do not know the cause of pain and they do not have solution for it. I never thought that this pain would ever go away and I somewhere accepted that I have to live with this pain forever.
Let me jump into how I got healed and that’s the most amazing and gracing part. Every word I’m going to write from here is absolute honest with no editing or make up story. Before you hear my miracle story I would want you guys to understand how my mind was from the beginning. I always had a wavering mind very fickle minded and no faith in anything. I could never do one thing for a long period of time meaning for example following a god archetype or a religion. I wanted to do a lot of things in my life, a lot of obsessions but something was blocking me, you could say karma or some negative energy. As I was born in a Brahmin family Hindu and our archetype family god is Lord Dattatreya. Although, I was never connected with him to be honest with you, there was some force that was making me get apart from Lord Datta till something great happened on one night.
This quantum sound which I am going to reveal to you guys which changed my life. I was always saying this sound when I was meeting somebody in my family or relatives as this is a gesture and a way of greeting to start with a god’s name, but I never took it seriously and the power behind that sound. I was just saying just for the sake of it. I was more interested in other quantum sounds for other archetypes rather than following my own god. Again I was not trying to do intentionally as I was getting attracted due to some force to go for another archetype. On December 5th 2013, Around 1.38 AM the healing began. The first time in my mind I got a thought from within that I should download a picture of lord datta on my iphone. After I downloaded a picture of Lord Datta on my iphone, the first thing from my mouth came was GURU DEVA DATTA. Tears started flowing from my eyes by itself as I did not have any emotions at that time. As the lord was calling me after 24 years, as soon as I started chanting the quantum sound GURU DEVA DATTA my healing began and the experience that I had was incredible, I started feeling warm sensation in my chest, my heart beats got faster and I was feeling out of this world and I felt he came through me and took every demon out of my body and the sound which I was getting a click sound that instantly got healed. Before when I was saying any quantum sound for any archetype I was not getting attach more than 10 minutes. This sound as I was chanting constantly as I did not get tired but I got more and more attached and for straight three hours I kept on saying it. The first thing I would want you guys to do is get attach with your own family god, it doesn’t matter who it is.
Another thing this quantum sound without trying it, you would not experience it as I would most likely recommend chanting it even for five minutes and seeing yourself a miracle. But I would not recommend you to do just this sound as you might feel guilty later on as on your beliefs that is why I am saying to do whatever your doing as of now but most important thing is get attach first with your own family god and than chant this quantum sound for five minutes and let me know the results for it. Also, you could download a picture of Lord Dattatreya from Google and for some time just look at the picture and chant the sound which I recommended for five minutes. I believe in results as I know I have been through this pain so I feel for everybody. Do not be ignorant as I was one and I did not follow what I had to follow. Just give it a try one time; it’s not a big deal. It is a grace of my guru datta that I got healed today and I’m very grateful to him and have no words how to say thanks.

May Datta Bless you all
Light & Love
GURU DEVA DATTA

Mihir - posted on 12/08/2013

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Healing Miracle of Datta


I have had this costochondritis pain from the last three and half years on and off. I never knew the reason behind it as I was also doing weight lifting; I thought that it may be due to that. I did all x-rays and all check up and nothing to be honest with you came up and everything was showing okay. No matter what I did the pain was there with a clicking sound and getting more and more. Even doctors as of now they do not know the cause of pain and they do not have solution for it. I never thought that this pain would ever go away and I somewhere accepted that I have to live with this pain forever.
Let me jump into how I got healed and that’s the most amazing and gracing part. Every word I’m going to write from here is absolute honest with no editing or make up story. Before you hear my miracle story I would want you guys to understand how my mind was from the beginning. I always had a wavering mind very fickle minded and no faith in anything. I could never do one thing for a long period of time meaning for example following a god archetype or a religion. I wanted to do a lot of things in my life, a lot of obsessions but something was blocking me, you could say karma or some negative energy. As I was born in a Brahmin family Hindu and our archetype family god is Lord Dattatreya. Although, I was never connected with him to be honest with you, there was some force that was making me get apart from Lord Datta till something great happened on one night.
This quantum sound which I am going to reveal to you guys which changed my life. I was always saying this sound when I was meeting somebody in my family or relatives as this is a gesture and a way of greeting to start with a god’s name, but I never took it seriously and the power behind that sound. I was just saying just for the sake of it. I was more interested in other quantum sounds for other archetypes rather than following my own god. Again I was not trying to do intentionally as I was getting attracted due to some force to go for another archetype. On December 5th 2013, Around 1.38 AM the healing began. The first time in my mind I got a thought from within that I should download a picture of lord datta on my iphone. After I downloaded a picture of Lord Datta on my iphone, the first thing from my mouth came was GURU DEVA DATTA. Tears started flowing from my eyes by itself as I did not have any emotions at that time. As the lord was calling me after 24 years, as soon as I started chanting the quantum sound GURU DEVA DATTA my healing began and the experience that I had was incredible, I started feeling warm sensation in my chest, my heart beats got faster and I was feeling out of this world and I felt he came through me and took every demon out of my body and the sound which I was getting a click sound that instantly got healed. Before when I was saying any quantum sound for any archetype I was not getting attach more than 10 minutes. This sound as I was chanting constantly as I did not get tired but I got more and more attached and for straight three hours I kept on saying it. The first thing I would want you guys to do is get attach with your own family god, it doesn’t matter who it is.
Another thing this quantum sound without trying it, you would not experience it as I would most likely recommend chanting it even for five minutes and seeing yourself a miracle. But I would not recommend you to do just this sound as you might feel guilty later on as on your beliefs that is why I am saying to do whatever your doing as of now but most important thing is get attach first with your own family god and than chant this quantum sound for five minutes and let me know the results for it. Also, you could download a picture of Lord Dattatreya from Google and for some time just look at the picture and chant the sound which I recommended for five minutes. I believe in results as I know I have been through this pain so I feel for everybody. Do not be ignorant as I was one and I did not follow what I had to follow. Just give it a try one time; it’s not a big deal. It is a grace of my guru datta that I got healed today and I’m very grateful to him and have no words how to say thanks.

May Datta Bless you all
Light & Love
GURU DEVA DATTA

DonnaMae R - posted on 10/16/2012

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I have a friend who is in lot of pain (all over) and at night her legs get to aching so she doesn't

good. She tried different remedy that don't seem to help her. The doctor put her some different Medicine that been advertised on Television so I hope that she gets some relief from the pain.My

friend just had a pace maker put a short time ago. I just about image what you are going throu.

as I having problem with health and I trying to get medicine to help me and they gave something

new which I hope works.

Rosie - posted on 01/18/2010

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I am taking hear meds for the doctors think it is a combination of my heart and fibro.

Cassie - posted on 12/06/2009

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Hi everyone! Sorry not to keep you all updated. I ended up back in the ER and this time they found severe esophageal spasms were causing my pain. Also, my gallbladder wasn't functioning and was inflamed, so they had to remove it. The chest pain is much better now, but seems to get return with anxiety. Thanks to all of you for all the suggestions and support!

Angela - posted on 12/05/2009

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Hi Cassie,



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Pamela - posted on 11/22/2009

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Have them check you for Vocal Cord dysfunction. That is what caused my chest pain. It is caused from not using your diaphram to breath and using your chest musles instead.

Heather - posted on 11/19/2009

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I am sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. Have you ever heard of XanGo? It is a company that markets a natural juice that is known to be used for pain along with other ailments. My whole family drinks this juice every day just for the health benifits the product has. I started buying the juice for my 5 year old son who has very bad allergies. He went from getting 3 shots weekly to once a month. My mother who has fibromyalgia started taking it about a month ago and is so happy with the result she is getting. If you would like more info let me know I can e-mail you.

Heather

Angela - posted on 11/17/2009

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Angela

Sherry - posted on 11/16/2009

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Hi Cassie,
I have also had severe chest pain and have been diagnosed with costchondritis and xyphodynia, which, I was told by my specialist can be common with fibro. The pain with these conditions can be extreme. The first time it happened I went to the ER, they were not sure what was wrong, it was so bad I thought I was dying. When I told the ER that I had fibro they seemed to stop looking so hard for what was wrong with me. I definately felt a shift in attitude. The pain has been so bad a few times that I think -this can not be because of fibro, something is seriously wrong-but now I just stay home and suffer through it rather than go get checked at the ER and feel bad due to others lack of knowledge or understanding. It sort of comes and goes for me and now that I know that I am not going to die and it is not my heart I just try to get through it, knowing that it does seem to go away again. I also get severe nausea with the pain and an actual swelling up of the xyphoid process at the base of the sternum. I take a couple percocet and find heat really helps (I use a heating pad held across my chest) when that particulair pain is bad. Once I was finally diagnosed with this condition my specialist said there is really not much else that I can do besides meds for pain and heat/ice.

Dawn - posted on 11/04/2009

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I have been having chest pain since 2004. I have pericarditis- swelling in the tissue around my heart- that is worse when I have a fibro or lupus flare. I live with constant chest tightness and pain, shortness of breath and numbness and tingling down the left side of my body.
Motrin- or ibuprofen- 800 mg a day helps to keep it manageable. It reduces swelling and inflammation in the soft tissue which takes some of the pressure and pain away.
I also take cymbalta for the help it gives chronic pain sufferers. The depression relieving properties help keep me feeling more evenly balanced when I would otherwise have trouble dealing with life.
I do have little breakdowns occasionally- ok sometimes they are HUGE breakdowns- but they are only when the stress is too much to handle.
I cannot lay flat to sleep so I have 3 pillows, a body pillow and often sleep on the couch because it is easier to breathe without the pressure and chest pain.
I do not have any fixes for it, and I know it is awful at times, but it does subside and becomes easier to deal with once the flare fades.
Need an ear just email me... I understand on so many levels.

Carolyn - posted on 10/24/2009

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I went to the er not to long ago w/ severe back pain and the doc so clearly thought I was in there for the meds because he told me I had heart burn and he wanted to give me tagamet. I told him that tagamet could kill me because I am on blood thinners and they make the blood thinner not work and I could get another blood clot. He told me he thought I was wrong and that he was not going to give me pain meds. I insisted that he call down to the pharmacy and sure enough they told him I could not take tagamet. Why in the world would he want to give me an antacid? This sounds so crazy it sounds like I am telling a story. If they understood what we go through and how humiliating and bothersome the er is they would realise that a trip to the er just to get drugs is obsurd. I agree. It sounds like you need a differant doctor who truly believes what you go through. Good luck.

Annalee - posted on 10/24/2009

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obviously he does not understand how painful fibro is. Maybe you need a new doctor.

the ultrum did nothing for me

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