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ewNY1, November 1,  2020  10:24pm EST

Scar Tissue Tightness and Discomfort (from open heart surgery/ablation)

I had 2 ablations in the past 2 years and an open heart surgery severl years back. They produced a lot of scar tissue. I started experiencing chest tightness and discomfort after the ablations. I've been ignoring the symptions until now–they are more frequent and serious and they seem staying longer. I would want to know if anyone had the same experiences, and can share your remedies, methods that could get rid of the tightness and discomfort.

Your sharing is much appreciated.


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  • axnr911
    axnr911, November 25,  2020  7:21pm EST

    You are the first person I've found that mentioned chest tightness and discomfort.  I also have that feeling.  Mine started after I had a pacemaker put in. I thought maybe it was the heart medicine I was on, but  the doctor says there is no physical reason for the feeling.  He thought it was depression and/or anxiety.   I had to give up wearing bras for the longest time as I couldn't stand the feeling of a band around my chest, since it felt like it had a band around it anyway.   The only thing I have come up with is that it is an overall reaction of my body and the nerves in the area to the trauma of the experience.  I took CBD oil drops for a while and that seemed to help.  And a glass of wine at night helps.f while I'm drinking it, so that points to muscle tension perhaps.   After 2 years it is beginning to east up.  I have gone back to being able to wear a bra in the last couple of weeks.  I think my body is beginning to adjust.  I wish I knew what it was.  I wish I could help more.  But at least you know you're not alone.  I hope you feel better soon.  Love, Jeanne

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