Hi Kenneth and Elvina. I hope everything is all right. I'll keep both of you in my prayers.
could your pericarditis be called as “dry pericarditis”? You wrote you did not have any extra fluid in your pericardium at the last test, but you still have pain left. My doc explained that this dry pericarditis is one kind of a pericarditis. My idiopathic pericarditis is a pericarditis with effusion, I have had some effusion in every control. I hope your medicine will help you.
my sharp pain comes “deep” inside me, just next to sternum. The muscle aches and joint pain are not familiar to me, (they sounds like Costochondritis or Tietze syndrome, but this is only a wild guess, I’m not a doc). I hope you get soon help from your doctor.
I still hope someone will wrote experiences about azathioprine and pericarditis…
I read previous threads about pericarditis and pericardiectomy, people wrote about hypothyroidism. Is there really a link between hypothyroidism and pericarditis/pericardiectomy, did you ask a doc about that thing? I hope I express myself right, english is not my mother language.
Best wishes to everyone! Be well!