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Anyone have/had chest pain?

I started having chest pain this past December. Left, right, and middle of the chest. I had it for a few weeks to a month or so. I went to the E.R. twice and they didn’t find anything.

Now here it is March and it’s back after being gone a month or two. It’s been mostly on my left side this time but I have felt it go through my back a few times. Also when I lay flat on my back I feel like I’m crushing my lungs or something. I hear that when it’s arthritis of the chest that you can push on it and it’s tender but pushing on my chest nothing is tender. Lately, it’s been stabbing kind of pains more but I’ve had crushing stabbing and dull.

Has anyone experienced this???

  1. Hi @sis4uth, thank you so much for reaching out. I can imagine this was very scary for you. I am so glad you went to the E.R. and you were ok. Now having this symptom appear again, this must be difficult and confusing for you. While I hope our community members chime in with their experiences, I wanted to send you this article about costochondritis. I hope it can help you. Please keep us posted on how you are feeling.
    Jill, Team Member
    https://psoriatic-arthritis.com/answers/chest-pain-costochondritis-tietze-syndrome/

    1. thank you!

  2. I have had 2 trips to ER and no heart trouble. That's good news. But, I have had pain between the ribs, in the sternum and spasms of the esophagus, none of it fun. So yes, chest pain can be associated with PsA. However, not all chest pain is PsA so definitely check with MD.

    1. I’m thankful you were ok as well. Thank you so much for responding.

  3. @sis4uth, costochondritis is a really terrible, and often terrifying, thing to experience for the first time. I know it was for me. I hope you've had time to read up on the article suggested by Jill, as there is quite a lot of information to help reassure you that this is, in fact, a common occurrence in PsA. However, this sounds more like it may be pericarditis, an often painful, but non life threatening condition wherein the lining around the heart becomes inflamed.

    1. I haven’t read it yet but I definitely plan on it and reading up on both suggestions. Thank you so much!

  4. Hi, I get sternal pain, a fair bit and was told by my Rheumatologist this can happen with psoriatic arthritis. I have never gone to the ER for it but it is definitely unnerving.

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