Many people with Fibromyalgia get chest pain. One form of chest pain is Costochondritis which I have previously written about. However, there is another form of chest pain that is caused from myofascial trigger points in the chest. This is the subject of the article from the Fibromyalgia Network. Due to all the important information this article has, I re-posted it verbatim for you.
Reducing Tight, Painful Chest Muscles and Shortness of Breath
Flu, head and chest colds understandably cause frequent coughing, sneezing, or nose blowing. You might even experience difficulty breathing. As time passes, the infection and inflammation subside, but shortness of breath may persist and leave you feeling baffled.
Your sense of “air hunger” is most likely due to tightness in the chest wall, or intercostal muscles, that encase your lungs (see Figure 1). During the infectious stage, you strained these respiratory muscles with chronic coughing and other…
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