New with Pericarditis-Will it ever go away?

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 12/3/2007 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been battling pericarditis for about 3months-does it ever go away?
 I am a 32 year old healthy female. In August i started getting the severe chest pain when i was taking a deep breath or leaning over:(very scary+plus I have an anxiety problem to top it all off! So i was just looking for advice on what Nsaids you guys get the best results with- I do not have that intense sharp pain when i breath or lean over any more or the palpitations, just some small aches once in a while-actually this week I feel great-knock on wood. I was just wondering if you guys have any advice for me! Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 12/15/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Colleen

I just saw this post and wanted to say that I have also suffered from pericarditis. Do you know what brought it on? What other illnesses do yuo suffer from? I got my pericarditis from post traumatic stress, but I think it is also can be a result of R/A
They put me on high doses of prednisone to get rid of the percarditis, however, every time I try to get off the pred, the pericarditis returns, so now the doc has me on methotrexate to prevent the pericarditis, and to help get me off the prednisone

Hope this helps
Fibromyagia, R/A, Diabetes, Atrial Fib, depression

Prednisone(not for much longer I hope), methotrexate, folic acid, metformin, diamicron, bisoprolol, plaquinal, fenofibrate, pantoloc, wellbutrin, propafenone, ibprofen, warfarin

What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger

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