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ribs ache, whole ribcage, muscles spasms

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  • Posted By: jools182
  • February 26, 2013
  • 09:30 AM

I have been suffering with a sore ribcage for almost a year

It seems to come and go but is getting more and more frequent and lasting for long periods of time, weeks

The main symptoms include a constant tight feeling, although it does feel kind of muscular, like the muscles in my chest and back are somehow damaged, I get a shortness of breath with it, sometimes if its bad I feel dizzy

I am also getting facial numbness/aching around my nose, sometimes chin, and sides of face

Also last saturday I got a bad pressure headache, like something was squeezing my head

Also the skin in my chest and back is very tingly and feels cold

I get muscles spasms in chest and back, strange sensations like someone is poking me or pushing a hand against me.

For example, yesterday my ribs were tight all day, I seem to be able to control it when seated, but as soon as I start moving around it seems to make it worse, and start getting muscle spasms. I occasionally felt dizzy when moving around.

This morning I woke up and my whole ribcage ached, got up and when moving around was getting muscles spasms, and for a few seconds it felt really bad and I felt dizzy, then my upper body went hot
Then while making breakfast felt pressure in back of neck and base of skull
Then very strange sensations in my back, between shoulder blades but quite high up just below neck it felt like something was pushing on me, them all around my right shoulder blade the muscles felt very sore

Strangely I seem to be able to exercise without feeling breathless, sometimes I will go for a 40 min brisk walk, and on sunday I went for a bike ride for an hour. Sometimes when walking I will feel off balance, but not breathless

I had a chest x ray about a month ago. I have had lots of cardio tests about 3 or 4 years ago and a recent ecg and bloods

someone help me before I lose my mind :(

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