Chest Pain

Hi all, I've been diagnosed with GPA for nearly a year now, currently in remission (thanks to rituximab) but have been experiencing a real tightness in my chest which comes and goes. Its not my lungs as breathing is still normal

Doctors have previously said it could be musco-skeletal strain caused by damage to the muscle tissue when I had my first flair up. Its really tight this week, so was wondering if anyone else had experienced this and if so, do you have any remedies.. other than paracetamol...?

cheers

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  • Hello, I hope you don't think this is a banal answer...I have GPA with lung involvement too. I always find that warm damp / humid weather like we've had this week always makes my chest tighter (same goes for cold dry weather). It may be something you want to monitor for a bit to see if it's the same for you.

  • I was the same,I had an Xray and it showed a shadow then had a CT scan showing nodules started Rituximab that has so far reduced them.

  • John had this a few years ago , it was inflammation of the intercostal muscles. The doctors tweaked his medication and things improved. If it continues I would talk to your consultant again.

  • I am in remission of MPA after having had Rituximab March 2015. I have had chest pain which I am always afraid that it is a heart attack. It normally wakes me in the early hours of the morning. i ease myself into a sitting position and take a soluble aspirin. The pain normally lasts a few minutes. When I first visited the GP with this about 10 years ago she said it was Angina due to anxiety. It feels that there is cramp in the heart. by the time I visit my consultant I have usually forgotten about it! One day, I must really get it diagnosed.