Hello - I've had MS for 24 years but am experiencing a new symptom (maybe) that confuses me. I feel pressure and tightness across my chest. I've known about the MS Hug but thought that was a sensation across the stomach and so I initially assumed I was having a cardiac problem.
After emailing my neurologist and seeing my primary care doctor (who conducted an EKG in May when I felt the same problem), they both are pointing to MS as the culprit. Most of my lesions are in my thoracic spine so this does fit my profile.
Online I am reading that the sensation usually lasts seconds or minutes or maybe a few hours, but what I'm feeling has lasted a few days at this point. I do think gabapentin provided short-term relief.
This whole thing is concerning to me as I have a family history of cardiac issues so I want to be sure I am treating this symptom appropriately. I've been to a cardiologist in the past and it was a full day of testing so I'd rather skip that if possible.
Can anybody relate to this or tell me their experience with the MS Hug? Thanks so much in advance!