• sandyld sandyld
    May 04, 2009
    Does fibromyalgia cause chest pain?
    sandyld sandyld
    May 04, 2009

    I was just discharged from a four-day hospital stay after I was admitted for chest pain and right flank pain and edema. The cardiologist said that the pain was being caused by my fibromyalgia. That scares me. Has any one else been diagnosed with chest pain caused by fibromyalgia?  Do the doctors on this site agree with that diagnosis? I do not believe the right flank pain was from the fibromyalgia, but I am not sure about the chest pain.

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    May 08, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    May 08, 2009

    Since doctors cannot diagnose online, the doctors here are unlikely to contradict another doctor's diagnosis without seeing you in person and conducting their own exam.  As a patient expert who has fibromyalgia and has been deeply involved in the FM field for many years, I can tell you that FM can sometimes cause chest pain.  However, the other symptoms you described that accompanied your chest pain are not usually part of FM pain. 

     I don't blame you for being concerned and questioning the diagnosis.  Some kidney problems can cause chest pain.  Since you've had kidney problems in the past, you might want to take your test results and consult your kidney specialist to see if there might be any connection.  If it were me, I think I would continue to search for an answer other than fibromyalgia.

    Here are some links that you might find useful:

    Why Yoga May Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

    Fibromyalgia - An Overview


    • Penni
      September 01, 2009
      Penni
      September 01, 2009

      This is very interesting for me to find now at this particular point.I've been having chest pain and upper back pain for the last 3-4 weeks,and I also have Fibro...have for several years.I've gained about 10 lbs the last couple of months,I retain fluid,and I've had a very irritating cough for a few months now.Especially at night when I'n laying down.I've been hurting a lot more lately.I HAVE been more stressed,though.Right now Ihurt through my shoulders and chest and upper back and back of my neck.I had a cardio workup done a few weeks ago and I guess it was ok...never heard back and haven't seen my primary Dr.since...wil in a couple of weeks,though.i hate to complain and feel like a hypochondraic when I see the Dr.I have to see about all of this though...I'm worried.I guess it IS possible indeed for the fibro to cause chest pain....why not?It hurts everywhere else!Frown

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