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does anyone get very sharp chest & breast pain? all day today i've been having periodic chest/breast (left) pain. i don't know if it would be heart related or something else. the pain is in the low center of my chest and all around and centered on my left breast. i'm about to start freaking here, i'm afraid its something with my heart.
Posted on 10/18/07, 07:36 pm
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Reply #1 - 10/18/07  8:06pm
" That is typical of lupus. The inflammation causes the pain and it feels like a heart attack. I get it often and it scares me too. You should tell your doctor. He will be able to help you "
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Reply #2 - 10/18/07  11:26pm
" thanks for the input. right now i don't have a dr. i'm seeing a new one next month but my rheumie that i had for many years had to close his practice because he needs a heart transplant. so right now i'm kinda stuck and don't know what to do. i haven't had blood work since july!!! november was the earliest i could get an appt. with this new dr. which is soon than most of the other ones i called. "
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Reply #3 - 10/19/07  10:57am
" I've been having pain on and around my left breast lately too. Mine usually feels like it's in the tissue rather than in my heart, but changes the other way around sometimes. I was more concerned about breast lumps, but now wondering if this is another lupus related complication. Let me know if you hear anything on the subject. Good luck with the new doc. "
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Reply #4 - 10/19/07  12:56pm
" It could be costochondritis, which is very common with lupus. I find that ice works better than heat. "
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Reply #5 - 10/19/07  2:21pm
" I've had that for years. Mine flares up with stress and eating too many acidic drinks or food. It doesn't hurt to get your heart checked out to rule out any possibilities, other than that could be heartburn due to the medications.
Things that have helped me is switching to water, taking fish oil every meal and flaxseed oil .. "
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Reply #6 - 10/19/07  4:45pm
" When i experianced chest pains, i also had trouble breathing the lupus has affected my lungs. they recommended deep breathing for a couple of minutes even though it may hurt. "
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Reply #7 - 10/19/07  4:47pm
" Have you not been referred to a rheumatology depo in a hospital? I had to go to hospital to see consultants who specialised in Lupus. "
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Reply #8 - 10/21/07  1:37pm
" I get this too - I even had two abnormal ECG and they tell me nothing is wrong with my heart - if you find out any info please let me know. It scares me too. "
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Reply #9 - 10/24/07  11:07pm
" I am so glad to hear that I am not alone in this problem. I thought I was having a heart attack the first few times this happened. Very Scary. I do not know anyone with Lupus so I had no idea if this was a symptom. My primary care doctor thought it was an allergy to a mediction. Does anyone else have he feeling that half of your head is numb and inflamed, like it is pushing into your skull? "
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Reply #10 - 10/24/07  11:27pm
" I get chest pain alot also, was in the hospital twice early this year thinking I was having a heart attack, but docs say it wasn't. I don't have any luck with the doctors listening. I get really frustrated with tem. "

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