I went to the Cleveland Clinic to see Dr. Klein. He's got me on 800mg of Ibuprofen 3x/day. This is helping a little. The outbreaks have slowed down from every other week to once every three weeks. I'm having an outbreak as we speak. It seems to be much milder though so far, and if it doesn't get much worse than this, I will be extremely happy.
I have seen an Eastern doc too, where I was put on a regimen of lots of herbs. Maybe that is why the outbreak seems to be mild so far?
I have cut back alcohol and caffiene significantly, as they seem to make everything worse. The only other thing is the heart palpitations that I get nearly every day. They can last as long as a few hours. It seems to be better if I completely cut out the caffiene.
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I would definitely go to the experts at Mayo or Cleveland Clinic. See Dr. Klein if you go to Cleveland. When it is hurting you, it is doing long-term damage, and eventually surgery may be the only answer. Do not let them put you on Steroids. It makes everything much worse, and is nearly impossible to get off. Ask about Colchisine. It is the single best drug out there for recurrent Pericarditis. My body did not like it at all. Good luck!