“The truth is, fibromyalgia pain can sometimes extend to the chest. This pain feels like an intense stabbing sensation primarily in the center of the chest, around the breastbone and rib cage which is precisely where my symptoms were occurring.
“The pain did mimic a heart attack to some degree and was both painful and frightening. Discomfort can vary depending on how active you are. During this time of my chest pain flare-up, I had been pushing myself to do a difficult level of yard work during the hot summer which worsened my pain and symptoms.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia chest pain include:
- Feelings of intense sharpness or stabbing
- Inflamed or burning sensation
- Mild ache or chronic chest ache
- Knotted muscles
- Tightness in the chest
“This restrictive sensation can affect the respiratory system, making it difficult to breathe and causing shortness of breath. This breathing problem is something that I had not noticed in all these years of living with fibromyalgia until the last year, or so which leads me to believe that conditions can worsen over time.”
Read Starla Rich’s full article at New Life Outlook: Fibromyalgia Chest Pain: What Does Fibromyalgia Chest Pain Feel Like?