This is my first ever forum post so bear with me!
I'm in Scotland, have got home last night from a two day stay in hospital where I was 'kindof' told I had viral pericarditis however my discharge letter said that heart attack, clots and pericarditis was ruled out. My bloods were all normal, my ECG (EKG) was normal. I feel a bit worried that I still have a heavy feel in my chest where my heart is, with chest pain and constriction across chest and a pain going into my shoulder at times. I didn't have a temperature and apart from the pain felt fine. I have had very recent treatment for iron deficiency anaemia so was breathless anyway but no more breathless than before. It sounds like I have this viral pericarditis from reading this forum and looking up symptoms on the internet but obviously mild in comparison to some.
I guess I feel a bit of a fool that I've been sent home saying keep taking the painkillers but theres nothing wrong with you and the pain will settle after a week or two.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Does it take a few experiences of the pain before a diagnosis can be made?