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Fibro Or Heart Attack? Telling The Difference?

Fibro Or Heart Attack? Telling The Difference?

I have extreme fatigue, more than normal, if that's even possible. Pain that starts at my left shoulder blade and goes down my left arm. The pain is not consistent, however when the pain is not there, there is a heaviness that never leaves. It is where it is difficult to even lift that arm. I have pressure up into my jaw. And it feels like there's a pressure at the back of my neck, across my shoulders and on top of my chest (above my breasts, not in the rib cage area.)

But even with all that, I… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

5 years ago I had similar sensations but i put it down to fibromyalgia since it often affects my rib area. The GERD was worse. I ignored it. Went to bed even though pressure was terrible. 2 weeks later I got a stress test. It was a small heart attack minor but affects to bottom of the heart wall as weakness pumping up.
So my answer is get checked. They might have stopped the damage on me instead of the progression. Im on nitroglycerin and keep it with me always. Take a baby aspirin if u have them and go get checked out.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I ended up in ER a few times because of this, but always after a day there got sent back home. They were big pain flares
Despite this
Doc said not to take a chance

Since then I’m followed by a heart specialist, run the tests every year to keep abreast of the “situation “ as there is heart disease in my family. So far so good. Keeps me out of ER .
Now with bronchiectasis as a new lung development it’s even more tricky but same applies- see the doc, do due diligence. Stay informed

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was rushed to hospital twice, one of those times I knew I was having a heart attack. I stayed over night for observation my heart rate was fast but I was diagnosed with tachycardia years ago. FM is a strange thing at least they now know it’s inflammation in various parts of the brain.
Hugs!!!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Agree with you 100% plus @A MyFibroTeam Member
Don't take chances

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Can't yo start out with your primary doctor? Then take it from there, we all seem to suffer with similar things hard to know if the fibro is causing it or not. I have a lot of things wrong with me have suffered few things you have mentioned, but some are not caused by the fibro. Good luck & keep us posted. Sending caring prayers with good vibes you feel better.

posted over 3 years ago
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