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In February 2015 I ended up in hospital with Myocarditis. On the Sunday evening I started to get a heavy pressure across my chest which then developed into really sharp pains. At that point I had a really hot flush and thought I was going to be sick. Thinking it was bad indigestion, I took some painkillers and Rennies and tried to get some sleep. The next morning I still had the pressure and a squeezing feeling in my arm so I went to A&E just to be on the safe side.
My EKG, chest X-ray and blood pressure were all fine but my troponin levels were extremely elevated. They transferred my to another hospital where I stayed for a week and after an all clear angiogram, I was diagnosed with Myocarditis. I had an MRI which showed the inflammation was mainly around the heart pump function which was down to 65% function. I took rampiril for about 6 weeks to help but had to stop it as it brought my blood pressure too low and gave me an irritating cough.
Since then I've been back to normal and feeling fine until last week. The pressure started again in my chest, my arm, a headache and sometimes I feel like someone is squeezing my wrists. I got checked out at the hospital and all of my tests came back fine. The doctor thinks I'm just worried it will return so the pain is just anxiety!
I know my own body and there's definitely something not quite right. I've been fine until now and the only think I can think I've done differently is exercising harder than usual in the lead up to my wedding.
Has anyone had any problems with exercising after having myocarditis?
It would be good to hear from you if you have.
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