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Sunday, January 24, 2010 Ilovemytwhhorserosie, Community Member, asks

Q: is it possible to have chest pain as a migraine symptom?

migraines and chest pain??????is it possible to have chest pain as a migraine symptom? ive had the same migraine 22 hours despite treximet and asprin for the chest pain. ive never had cardiac problems exellent blood pressure  im only 29. i have ashma but i have a agressive migraine moderate chest pain worsened when i breath in. i had pnemonomia a month ago. should i wait till thursday to see my primary care dr? or go to the ER i highly doubt its cardiac. the other symptom that is typical migraine with me that im having is numbness down the arms

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Teri Robert, Health Guide
1/24/10 4:35pm

OK, here's the bottom line. Migraine doesnt' cause chest pain. Treximet might. BUT nobody can tell you that via the Internet.

The truly bottom line on this is:

Unexplained chest pain shoudl ALWAYS be checked out IMMEDIATELY.

PLEASE, as soon as you see this...

Get off the computer...

Call your doctor's office if they're open...

Go to the ER if your doctor's office is  not open.

Do not pass go; do not collet $200. Get this checked out.

Then, please keep me post?

Good luck.


Ilovemytwhhorserosie, Community Member
1/26/10 11:05am

I went to dr heart is fine.seeing nuro headache specialist wednesday and asthma specialist on thurday

Teri Robert, Health Guide
1/31/10 4:01pm

Thanks so much for letting me know your heart is OK. I'm really glad to hear it.


Please keep me posted, and let me know if we can do anything for you?


Ilovemytwhhorserosie, Community Member
1/31/10 4:36pm

Thanks terri  you are a great person. my migraines are real bad today im trying to limit my medicine use as much as remotely possible. it helped that you were willing to foward my questions about headaches it helps ease my aniexty. ive have had a very rough past few months medically had migraines for years but the past few months theese awful suckers devolpe a life of there own! they go from one side to the next in the same migraine! both upper and lower half of face even down to jaw and throat. the eye pain is blurring my vision durring my migraines and i cant safetly visit my horse rosie most days (dont worry she is being well taken care of by friend) ): im sad ): but im glad i have this message board it helps a great deal to know im not alone

Teri Robert, Health Guide
1/31/10 4:51pm

You're most welcome, and thank you!


Sorry the Migraines are so bad today. Frown


You are absolutely not alone. Trust me, I've been where you are with Migraines. UGH!!


Who's treating you for your Migraines? Family doctor? Neurologist?


If your doctor isn't able to help, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.


If you'd like to talk with other Migraineurs and get some additional information and support, come join our discussion forum. You'll need to register again once there because it's a separate membership database, but you can use the same member name, email address, and password that you used here. You can find our forum at


We're here for you. Please do keep me posted?


Sending you a gentle hug,

Ilovemytwhhorserosie, Community Member
1/31/10 6:23pm

 Thanks  terrie i greatly apreate the link tried to use it earlier but had computer isses with that link will try again My DR is a nuro/pain headache speacialist and dipolamat in his feild meaning he treats nuro issues headaches and migraines and pain issues he has two offices one in the state im in and one in NY he is willing to   works with my pychitartist and family dr not all dr will do this so redily.


in the meantime he my nuro headache specialist said treximet no more than 3 times a week and exdrin migraine alternatning with ibuprofen and other over the counter a different one each day in rotation only as needed for migraine i see him in 2 months march 24th he is gathering info from my old headache specialist and family dr


i went to another headache specialist who offered me nothing but topamax and thinking that was all there was i put up with her for 6 years!


progress is comming thanks for your support

Ilovemytwhhorserosie, Community Member
1/31/10 6:53pm

Just joined the message board as katieloveshertwhhorserosie :)

Teri Robert, Health Guide
2/ 1/10 11:31am

I'm glad you see progress on the horizon. That's SO important. We just can't lose hope, or we're lost.


From your description, I wonder if your specialist is one I run into at conferences.


I did see that you joined the forum yesterday, and I think you'll enjoy being able to talk more directly with other Migraineurs.


TiffyLuah, Community Member
10/11/12 10:51pm

I have had migraines for 4 years now and more often than not, chest pain and shortness of breath are all part of my auoras.  You have no idea how many times I went to the er thinking I was having a heart attack and got sent home, treated like I was having a panic attack.  It sucks.  You need to go to a neurologist. I've been on lamictal for over a year now and it has made a VAST difference.  Take care and good luck!

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