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Suppose to be pericarditis with pneumonia

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  • Posted By: alex1977
  • October 11, 2010
  • 10:11 PM

Hi, i'm 33 years old and about 10 days ago i was diagnosed with a pneumonia and pericarditis. I all started about 3 weeks ago, first I got a sorethroat for about 7-8 days,thinking it would go away,i never done anything bout it. After I started to cough and spit a little and meanwhile I started to be exhausted easier and easier. Until the 25th of september when I could barely do anymore mild effort. They sent me to specialized heart hospital (after seeing higher troponin enzymes,thinking it was heart attack)were they ran all test: coronarography, heart mri, heart echography, lungs capacity..all came back fine.

I feel a bit better now since the let me go 11 days ago, but im far from 100 percent yet. They gave me 500mg of naproxen(inflamation) twice a day for 7 days, and 400mg of avelox(pneumonia)for 10 days. now im home taking ibuprofen now and the with tylenol, i have the odd pain crossing my heart but never last too long,sometimes it will radiate to my left arm. Still cough a bit but i think pneumonia is gone. I feel good and rested in mornings, but will get tired fast trying to do any kind of mild to heavy effort. Went back to emergency bout 3 days ago, they checked my heart enzymes again: it was fine. Doc told me i need to rest and may take a while.

(one thing that was bugging me is that they said it was probably a pericarditis but i never really had the lying down pain and leaning forward releif)

Is there anybody who had these symptoms before? Am I doing the right things here?? What is this??:confused:

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