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Does this sound like Fibro?

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  • Posted By: lilcee
  • November 8, 2008
  • 09:13 PM

A few months ago, I had tightness in my chest and severe pains in my shoulders and was throwing up. I went to the ER. They put me in the hospital and I had MRI done of upper back and neck, my front. I had a stress test, ECHO, Xrays, Enoscopy (I think that's what it's called). Only thing they found was a small hyatal hernia and some inflamation. Nothing with my heart or lungs. With my back they found a digenerative disk. I asked to see a nerve Dr and when she came to see me all she said was that I have arthritis and didn't need to be in the hospital so she discharged me.
I still have the severe pain in my shoulders. Sometimes my arms hurt so bad I can hardly do anything. My neck and shoulders hurt constantly. And I get headaches sometimes.
I also still have the tightness in my chest. It feels like I can't get a good breath. Like I have someone sitting on me. Walking tires me all out.
Today my leg is aching somewhat too. My whole body hurts to be touched today.
I had the same type of thing about a year or two ago and went to the ER with the chest pains too. It was a different hospital and different DRs. they all did the same tests and found nothing wrong with my heart. They said they thought it was muscle strain.
One other thing is that sometimes I can't wear my bra because it makes me feel like it is squeezing me to death.
My husband is very good about giving me a massage when I need it. It hurts to lay down on my back and if I lay on my stomach, I feel like I can't breath. Also if I lay on my right side, I feel like that too sometimes.
I feel like I need to see a different DR but I don't know where to go from here. I've tried Chiropractors but they don't help.
Does this all sound like Fibro? I have all the tender points but have never been really diagnosed with it. Although my Chiropractor said it's possible I have it. My sister has it and I heard it can run in families.
I don't really have any trouble sleeping once I get to sleep. I just have trouble getting comfortible enough to get to sleep. I've been getting somewhat depressed because of all the pain and I cry a lot because I feel like no Dr will help me. Normally I'm not a depressed person but this is really getting to me.
Thank you for listening.

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