Need Help with a Name

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can somebody tell me the name of the chest pain you get with fibro, I see that it was discussed on here before but now cannot find it, im going to see my gp tomorrow and im sure i have this.

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    Are you meaning Costochondritis

    Signs and symptoms

    When the costochondral joint becomes inflamed, it can result in sharp chest pain and tenderness.

    The pain may be made worse by:

    a particular posture, such as lying down

    pressure on your chest, such as wearing a seatbelt or hugging someone

    deep breathing, coughing and sneezing

    physical activity

    In cases of Tietze’s syndrome, there may also be some swelling.

    These symptoms can develop gradually or start suddenly.

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      Many thanks for this, would you know if it interfers with your CRP levels, when i have a blood test these are really raised but they never can tell me why as inflammation isnt a factor of fibro im told, just want to get it all straight before i go tomorrow as its driving me mad these pains, can barely walk with it, although the gapamentin helps i think this is causing me to Itch, so one good thing causes another

      Many thanks for your reply.

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      Hi Lindsey, can you please explain where exactly the pain is and how it feels? Is it worse after you have eaten or when you are hungry? Maybe you need a tablet to protect your stomach lining? Are you thinking of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease? I hope you manage to get some tests arranged via your go tomorrow xx
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      its pain in my chest and upper back area, when i walk manly although anything stressfull sets it off,  its diffently a muscle pain, but its so painfull and has really restricted me with movement.

      Also dont know if it is connected to the CRP Levels that are allways mega high but my GP or the Rhemotollgist at the hospital didnt know why?

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      Hi, I also have raised CRP it's usually around 14 and I have s raised ear too. Mine seems to be linked to my inflammatory arthritis. The pain you describe and the itching makes me wonder if you should be checked for pancreatitis or gallstones. It's just a thought. Or maybe it's ins? Hope you get to the bottom of it soon xx
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      Hi Lindsey,

      I have just read that tietze syndrome can cause raised crp levels. I will send you a link to the article.

      Unfortunately theses meds come with side effects which are sometimes worse than the initial problem. I've tried pregablin, gabapentin, amytryptlyn, co-codomal prescription strength, muscle relaxers etc and they all had unpleasant side effects.

      Good luck at the drs

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      Also have you looked up pleurisy? You say when your walking or stressed, is that because your breathing harder? Does it hurt when you breath normally?

      If you have raised crp levels it indicates inflammation in your body but depending on how raised they are leads to a diagnosis? Have they checked you for RA, lupus, scleroderma etc?

      Fibro is supposed to be free from inflammation but many on here have inflammation, I still think fibro is not a disease as the Drs know it, fibro is a symptom of an underlying problem but they say fibro as they can't find The answer. Fibro just means pain of the fibrous tissue.

      My brother in law went to his dr with a terrible stomach, he went a few times and on his last appointment she said well you have irritable bowel syndrome, he said no sh**, so what the f*** is irritating my bowel!! She had no answer and quickly refered him for a scan.

      For me that's the same as fibro, yes I know I have pain in my fibrous tissue, now tell me what is causing it please!!

      If you have high crp levels then do some reading tonight and tell your GP what tests you want and who you want to see eg rheumy.

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