• 1 month ago

    Fibro symptoms for chest?

    Hi everyone. Ive had fibromyalgia for a number of years now and im only 27. The past year or so i get a really bad pain in my shoulder. But this past week it hasnt been going. It seems to be getting worse and spreading around my chest and neck making it difficult to breath. Does anyone else have these problems??

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  • 25 days ago

    RE: Fibro symptoms for chest?

    Yes I have. Pay attention to the weather. When the pressure becomes low and storms roll through it can feel like you have an elephant sitting on you. If you have access to a heated swimming pool (you can try through the local YMCA, a local community pool, or through a gym) try exercising in it by walking the length of it for about thirty minutes a couple times a week. If you do not have access to a heated pool then spend some time in a very hot shower, stretching your upper body for about ten minutes a couple times a week. You may also want to look into acupuncture. I have known quite a few folks that get great relief that way. Good luck!
      • very well put here. stretching and exercising in the (heated) pool/spa/hot tub is very beneficial for me, too.
  • RE: Fibro symptoms for chest?

    Reading your post, I felt compelled to reply; I've been living with fibromyalgia since 2005; I do empathize with you.

    In summary 1) get that pedietry consult, strong shoes, diabetes socks 2) lyrica (pregabalin) 3) behavioral health 4) nutrition, exercise, weight loss

    The symptoms in WebMD and the MAO Clinic are on target. The VA initially prescribed gabapentin with meloxicam, vitamin D, vitamin B-12, levothyroxine (hopothyroid), folic acid, omega 3, omeprazole (IBS), and citalopram (for mood due to the pain).

    A few years later (and with behavioral health therapy/group therapy), gabapentin and citalopram transitioned to duloxetine (for both fibromyalgia and mood).

    A few years after that, I've transitioned from duloxetine to pregabalin (watch out for about 30 days of side effects coming down from the duloxetine; the WebMD side effects are on target!

    In retirement from the military (24 years), a lot more commitment on my part to behavioral health, exercise, nutrition, weight loss, &etc I am now seeing the most success with the above.

    I've started transition from meloxicam, too, after a very successful result with pedietry consult (prescription shoe inserts + Dr. Martin Shoes) and 100% use of Dr. Scholl's socks (for diabetes; however I'm not diabetic). Hope my story gets everyone suffering with fibromyalgia hope!

    In summary 1) get that pedietry consult, strong shoes, diabetes socks 2) lyrica (pregabalin) 3) behavioral health 4) nutrition, exercise, weight loss