Chest pain

Thank you everyone. I followed your advise and saw GP today. It is myofascial pain. He was very sympathetic but couldn't really help as I already take 6 co coco all and 2 tramadol plus ampytiptaline daily. He has tried to get my physiology appt. brought forward. So it looks like it is grin and bear it. I forgot to ask if this is something I am stuck with forever or if it will go away in time. I guess I was just that pleased that I wasn't going to have a heart attack!

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  • Hi crackers, well at least you now know why you were in so much pain. I don't know much about your new condition but I hope that you get the right treatment and feel better soon. Take it easy x

  • I truly hope that you find a treatment that works for you. Hugs

  • I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are experiencing myofascial pain, and I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with this. I have pasted you an excerpt from WebMD which looks at the basics of this, so I genuinely hope that you find ti useful:

    Myofascial pain syndrome (muscle pain)

    Muscle pain affecting the body's soft tissue is called myofascial pain syndrome or MPS.

    The fascia is connective tissue covering the muscles. Myofascial pain syndrome may involve either a single muscle or a muscle group. In some cases, the area where the pain is felt may not be where the myofascial pain generator is located. Experts believe that the actual site of the injury or the strain prompts the development of a trigger point. This, in turn, causes pain in other areas, a situation known as referred pain.

    What causes myofascial pain?

    Myofascial pain may develop from a muscle injury or from excessive strain on a particular muscle or muscle group, ligament or tendon. Other causes include:

    Injury to an intervertebral disc

    General fatigue

    Repetitive motions

    Medical conditions (including heart attack, stomach irritation)

    Lack of activity, such as a broken arm in a sling

    What are the symptoms of myofascial pain?

    Myofascial pain symptoms usually involve muscle pain with specific "trigger" or "tender" points. The pain can be made worse by activity or stress. In addition to the local or regional pain associated with myofascial pain syndrome, people with the condition can suffer from depression, fatigue and behavioural disturbances.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • I have myofascial pain disorder in my knee had it for 2 years I have flare ups every now and then capsaicin cream works quite well once you get used to the heat of it as it has chillis in it and you rub it onto the affected area x

  • Mine is in my legs and back. When you wake up with your legs in knot. You know it's going to be a ruff day. Although in the back hurts worse I have to say. I have had so many diagnosis over the years I have lost track. I really try to work with my doctors. But there are times I don't listen very well and do stuff they tell me I shouldn't do. I have to live my life and do what I do. I take it easy when I have to but when stress gets to me I do enjoy my life!

  • I also get this in the top left arm muscle mass! So very painful and debilitating!

    I try hard not to use it much and wait for the muscles to release themselves...... Can take ages...:'( :'( :'( :'(

    Curious about the meds you are taking? Dr said that co codamol and tramadol should not be taken together?.... That paracetamol works better! Just thought I'd mention it!... :-D :-D :-D ♥♥♥

  • I take 2cocodomol three times a day and tramadol at night on my doctors instructions. I also take amytriptiline at night. 💊💊💊💊

  • Just wanted to add that a fellow fibro sufferer I know was sent for physio therapy for hers and it made matters so much worse for her!...:'( :'( :'( ...♥♥

  • Well I suppose we are all different! Let's hope it works for me 🌝🌝

  • Yes! I hope so... :-D :-D :-D :-D ♥♥

  • So glad that you managed to get GP and thanks for letting us know how you got on. The pain is not good but at least you know now that it is not your heart which must come as a relief. It is awkward when you are already on painkillers. If it carries on I don't know whether Pregablin might help you as it brought my pain down from about 9 out of 10 to a 7 in about a week and could be worth discussing with your GP. Sometimes a pain gel or something like Musselflex very gently smoothed in can take some of the tenderness off. Try not to do any stretching up or carrying anything at all heavy until it has settled down to a more bearable level. I also found a soak in a warm Epsom salt bath can help on the worse days.x

  • What is co coco ?

  • Co-codamol

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