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Pendell Meyers. EMCrit – Overdiagnosis of uncomplicated pericarditis often leads to more harm than good. EMCrit Blog. Published on May 24, 2019. Accessed on June 9th 2023. Available at [https://emcrit.org/emcrit/pericarditis-ecg/ ].
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Original Release: May 24, 2019
Date of Most Recent Review: Jan 1, 2022
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Hello, I just stumbled upon this excellent post. can you please help me? I am on colchicine and ibuprofen for vaccine induced pericarditis, it’s day 21 of my chest pain, day 9 of colchicine and ibuprofen, before that I was on naproxen but didn’t improve so treatment was adjusted. I am still in excruciating pain, I am better when I take ibuprofen but the pain comes back as soon as the drug wears off. My pain is mainly at the left side of the chest under the breast and around the breast, that area , also near the sternum, it… Read more »
@Mitra: Your situation seems almost identical to mine, exactly as you described, except not severe enough to keep me bed ridden, and I have not been to the doctor yet. It started after the second dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. I have a history of costochondritis, so I wonder if that is what both you and I may be experiencing if it’s not pericarditis.
Just a brief update here. I finally saw a doctor about this. Symptom is intermittent dull pain around the left breast and sternum, mostly at night, and not particularly severe. Chest X-ray normal, COVID negative. Despite symptoms starting shortly after the COVID vaccine (and lasting over 2 months now), what I was told is that for me this is likely a costochondritis flare-up. So, take it for what it’s worth.