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@tappanzee

Hello – I too have idiopathic SFN with pressure and tightness around the chest and rib area. I have experienced this intermittently throughout the day for years. Whenever I have mentioned this to my neurologist in the past, he has explained that SFN can affect any part of the anatomy. I have accepted this explanation and I deal with it the best I can. I find anti-inflammatories work the best but only take them when I absolutely need them. If you receive any other advice, I would greatly appreciate you sharing it.

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tappanzee, I will definitely report back after I speak with my neurologist (I am not optimistic on a solution but will report back regardless). I am on 300mg gabapentin at night but I don't think this helps the chest pressure. This symptom bothers me the most. The only time I feel better is when walking outside / moderate exercise. But comes back soon thereafter. You say you take anti-inflammatories, do you mean Advil or something stronger? Does it work effectively?