constant chest pain for over 3 weeks - tests fine

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   Posted 10/28/2017 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Since Oct.4 I have been having constant chest pain. After the first week I went to the ER and had a blood test, BP check, ECG and chest CT - all of which did not show anything abnormal. I followed up with a cardiologist consultation, who said it might be pericarditis and prescribed ibuprofen. I have a echo scheduled for next month. I thought this was due to a medication I was taking for my ulcerative colitis, but I stopped taking it weeks ago and it hasn't made a difference.

The pain has continued all this time, and while it doesn't hurt much (maybe a 3/10 on the pain scale at worst) it's constant and never goes away causing me to feel very stressed and unable to sleep well.

symptoms: constant dull chest pain, shortness of breath at times, position makes only a minor difference in amount of pain, deep breaths make it more noticeable but it isn't a huge difference, my overall circulation seems worse as well

has anyone else experienced something like this? what did it end up being?

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   Posted 10/28/2017 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
angina or costochrondoitis, peri,? who knows so no use in stressing, makes it worse. await appt and document what is happening when and where. try heat pad.

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   Posted 10/28/2017 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi mRow, since you have UC, I would not take the Ibuprofen, NSAIDS are out for people with IBD's. It is hard to say what you have going on, but you will get some answers when you see the cardiologist. Your GP is guessing so please try not to let this stress you out. Let us know what you find out.

Take care.
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