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Recurrent Pericarditis

Hi, Im hoping there are people out there who could offer a bit of support.

I've had chest pain on and off for at least 8 years and was finally diagnosed with Pericarditis after being hospitalised with chest pain nearly 3 years ago. I've had a CT , MRI, several echos and lots of ECGs and bloods and basically told to that my Pericarditis is idiopathic (I may just have a funny immune system) and to continue taking medication - Colchicine, Naproxen and Bisoprolol with the hope that it clears up eventually. Is there any hope that it will eventually get better, or do I just expect to live with this forever?

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Hello Frannie and welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. There are a few threads on here

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The BHF has some useful information here bhf.org.uk/heart-health/con... and here bhf.org.uk/~/media/files/pu...

The nurses on here can also provide some help and advice as can their helpline Heart Helpline on 0300 330 3311

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Welcome Frannie,

So sorry to hear that you have Pericarditis, I’m afraid I don’t have any advice as not familiar with this condition.

I’m sure you will hear from others in the same boat on this wonderful forum.

All the best,

Dory ❤️💕❣️

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