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What were the symptoms of your pericarditis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Evelyn, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I have some pain in left chest when trying to breathe deep. The pericarditis pain is relieved by 400 mg ibuprofen every 4 hours, so far only twice. I had surgery 3 weeks ago to repair a navel hernia. I take 20 mg fluoxetine, 25 mg hydrocodone, 200 mg Feno-Micro, 20 mg atorvastatin, 60mg Mylan – nifedipine extended release and 80 mg valsartan.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease


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