Rib Cramp too

I was so relieved to see that others experience this. I have thought that it might be a heart attack and have worried about it. My cardio says my heart is fine but you never know. At least I am no longer alone

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  • peter3
    3 years ago

    does anyone have A solution for rib cramps that you get with copd

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Peter3 and welcome. You pose an excellent question and one that has prompted a lot of discussion on our Facebook page.
    You can access our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/copddotnet/

    The forum where the topic of rib cramps is being discussed with community feedback can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/copddotnet/posts/1717697355154949?ref=notif&notif_t=like&notif_id=1461989892333924

    I hope you find this helpful.
    Warm regards,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Linbesco
    3 years ago

    I have experienced spasms in breast/ ribs. First few times I was scared, then read about others having same thing occurring too. I haven’t noticed any situation common each time. I just try to relax and hope each episode passes quickly.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Linbesco – we hope each of your ‘cramps’ passes quickly as well. Thanks for sharing your experience regarding rib cramping with the community. We’re glad you’re here.
    Regards,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Poppi
    3 years ago

    Wow ,sounds like me thought I was having a heart episode. Ran all the tests ,ekg,stress,echo cardiogram,everything checked out ok,still felt that
    Pressure (very uncomfortable) in my chest ,my
    GP said it might be hiatal hernia,short of. Surgery take Moltrin.Still have that uncomforabilty ,I’ll tell him on my next visit about this “Rib Cramping” thank you for the info.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Thanks for posting your experience with rib cramping Poppi. We’re glad that you found value in our published article.
    If you haven’t as yet, you may want to visit our Facebook page located here: https://www.facebook.com/copddotnet/
    You will find that we are all about COPD.
    We hope to hear from you again.
    Best regards,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Christina Mattoni-Brashear moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Linda,

    You’re definitely not alone here! Thanks so much for being part of our community and sharing your experience! We’re so glad to hear that it brought you some peace of mind to see that others were also experiencing rib cramps. This is a great place to find support and talk with others who are having similar experiences, so feel free to drop by and connect anytime.

    Take care,
    -Christina (COPD Team)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Linda and thanks for sharing your experience with rib cramping. You never have to feel alone. You are always welcome here on COPD.net
    You may also find that our Facebook page is a good place to familiarize yourself with. We are all things COPD. You will find support, scientific information, and anecdotal stories and comments from community members. Our Facebook page is located here: https://www.facebook.com/copddotnet/
    We’re glad to have you as part of our community.
    Warm regards,
    Leon (site moderator)

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