Shortness of breath

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sad Have been suffering with Fibromyalgia for nearly 4 years. have been experiencing shotness of breath on and off during these 4 years and there doesn't seem to be any explaination for this. Has anybody else experienced this!! Is it possible that the Fibromyalgia is affecting the heart because it is a muscle? Does anybody have any thoughts on this?

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    I agree NHS treats fibromyalgia as a joke when it ignores and neglects severe mobility symptons as making a lot of money out of it via PCNs . Be warned I had cardiac arrest last October and never seen a cardiologist even though other specialists advised & classic heart symptons , Still happening.If you are over 50 with anything chronic you are invisible to NHS
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    Shortness of breath is killing me this week! I have asthma but I rarely need to use pumps as I dash everywhere and am fairly active when not in pain (DIY, gardening etc.) and Ive often wondered whether it was the tightness in my ribs I experience as - presumably part of this condition. However - wasnt too sure about this as understand that arthritis sympton is painful ribs (my mum almost always has painful ribs with everything else!) But being tired and gasping for breath is not a guarantee for a good day. I did ride my bike the 10 minutes to work this morning despite this tho and hopefully - every little helps (dont you think that everyday tho?!)

    sad

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    I also have a shortness of breath, I sometimes feel as if my chest is going to burst. I have been given Ventolin, by my prvious doctor, but can't say it helps much. I have actually been feeling ill for 5 years and have only just found a doctor who has taken my symtoms seriously. I was actually told by one doctor in the practis, to go home and stop watching Eastenders, as this program is very depressing. Another one said It was the menopours, and another one said if he had a pound for everyone who came in to the surgery, and said they were tired all the time he would be a rich man. I was getting to the stage where life was not worth living, I do dog agility and the dogs are my everything to me, but it was getting a real effort to go to the shows, as it was so painfull to run, and a real effort to walk them, and although I know there is no actual cure, it was such a relief to be believed, and I am now able to sort out my symtoms with the doctor. I just feel there is light at the end of the tunnel now.
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    i have got that with my illness as well breatheless and heart beating like mad i talk alittle and it seems to take the air right out of me so much i have to stop for air!
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    Hi there all

    I have Fibro along with underactive thyroid and asthma and as it is I have severe breathing problems and so the doctor said it was due to my anti-inflammatories? but to no avail my breathing difficulty continued and so I checked the amitrptiline and it seems that anyone with thyroid disorder can be effected by this drug, so I have stopped taking this, I am in severe pain though since stopping this but I would rather be able to breath?I felt as though I was choking somehow? but at least I can breath ok now.... I have tried to take the anti-inflammatories along with my pain killers and they seem to be ok, I have only took one anti inflammatory per day though instead of two!!!!!

    I am waiting to see my GP again!

    Regards

    SES

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    I ,too, had this diagnosed after visiting GPs weekly for 2 yrs, who were recording as mental probems even when had had  a cardiac arrest  which was poor oxygen pumping to trigger points  .I died 3x revived with an angioplasty now comotosing on eating daily meeting the  same indifference.

    I had had acupuncture all those  years knowing had classic heart symptons & haematuria  .

    Ask the advice of anaethetists or try to get sedation for dental work & they won't take the risk neither will Insurance companies insure .

    Could it be you have been a smoker & this is your punishment? Otherwise I cannot understand this mentality.

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