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  • angall
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    Re: HCM related back pain

    I have been getting back pain for years, but never related it to HCM. I get it most when I am under stress or doing something for awhile...like getting bulk mail ready for mailing, etc. I get it in the upper/middle of my back. Does anyone get it there? Maybe there are other aches that are related to HCM?
    Now I know I am not that unusual afterall. It sure is good to read posts that can help.

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  • Sarah
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    Part of why women have not been treated aggressively for heart attacks is because we don't always have the classic left-arm, chest pain symptoms ---we get stuff like stomach pain, back pain, neck and jaw, etc.

    So if you have pain in your torso and arms that you can't put down to bad chili, a torn rotator cuff, or too many laps, make sure you rule out that pain as heart-related.

    S

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  • Laoshur
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    I do not know much about back pain and HCM other than my own experience. But, I know this much. When I was having the stress test in Feb, I started having severe back pain, which from experience I associated with heart problems. I told the nurse and tech and they got pillows thinking I meant I was uncomfortable. But, the cardiologist, who did not hear what I said, came over because my monitors were showing problems. Within a minute or less I was having chest pain, my bp was dropping, my heart rate would not rise, and they knew I was having problems. I have known for years, even when I was a teenager (I am now in my 50's), that if I did not slow down when I felt that certain back pain that I would feel much worse soon and begin to feel faint.

    So, my experience is that at least for me the back pain is a warning of problems ahead. My experience during the test and their finding a problem just after this tends to confirm this to me.

    Rhoda

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  • Bettie
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    Lisa, You said that women get pain in the upper arms. Does that mean the pain is sometime in the right upper arm? I have felt that ocassionally.
    Bettie

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  • Lisa Salberg
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    It is very common for women to have "chest pain" in their upper back, jaw, neck and upper arms. Discuss your symptoms with your cardiologist.

    Be well,
    Lisa

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  • Burton Borrok
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    I get a pain across my upper back which I ascribe to arthritis, a pain in my shoulders which I ascribe to bursitis, a pain in my middle back which I ascribe to my kidney problems, a pain in my lower back which I ascribe to my iliac, a pain in my left side below my arm and tightness in the chest, both of which I ascribe to HCM. I also have a lot of discomfort in my legs which I ascribe to water retention and increasingly poor blood circulation. I’m left handed and have a lot of discomfort from my left thumb which I ascribe to damaged ligaments. That leaves my stomach which is generally good but occasionally will cramp and double me over. Oh yeah, I forgot my head – from time to time I will get headaches and/or a stiff neck.

    Aside from that, I’m generally pain free. Life is good.
    Burt

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  • Abbygirl2
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    HCM related back pain

    I read a post where a few people mentioned a sharp pain in their upper back. I did not know it was HCM related. I have had this pain off and on for a couple of yrs now and always thought it was just a muscle problem in my back. I have never mentioned it to my Dr.
    I would like to know if a lot of other people have this. Are we sure this is HCM related?

    Thanks all,
    Pam

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