Fibromyalgia and heart muscle: fibro pain or heart attack?

Fibromyalgia chest pain: various causes 

One of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia is chronic pain in many areas of the body. A common symptom that we often talk about is costochondritis. The pain comes from inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs and the sternum. Pain generally affects the side of the chest and can cause waves of pain that are very similar to a heart attack. The good news is that it is not life-threatening.

With fibromyalgia, you may also feel pain in other areas of the chest, as well as in the shoulders and arms. It can be sharp, throbbing, burning, or pulling. Although heart attacks tend to come and go in a short time, this pain can last for days or even weeks. Some fibromyalgia patients experience chest pain for months or years.