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So 2 months ago I started having crazy symptoms. Anxiety (brain fog), Panic attacks, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).. I couldn't eat and lost weight. I had body aches and pains. The whole time, doctors had NO IDEA what was wrong with me. I went to about 7-8 doctors desperate for help. One doctor even tried to give me Xanax. Finally about a month in I went to a cardiologist and they did an ECHO and noticed I had some fluid around the heart, it's called Pericarditis. He assumed this was caused by some type of vicious virus. A few weeks later he did blood work and found that I had or have (not sure if I still have it) MONO- my Epstein Barr was high. I have been taking Aleve and Colchicine (colcrys) for almost a month now. And as I was slowly being weened off of both medications, my symptoms of the Pericarditis started coming back (rapid heartbeat, heart pounding, dull chest pain, shortness of breath- all usually worse when lying down). Now my cardiologist has me back on 2 Aleve, twice a day and Colchicine Once a Day. Aside from this issue most of my crazy symptoms have gone away, I mean there are still off days where I get super tired, have crazy pressure head aches.. but that is pretty much it. There were also a few days during this that I got weird tingling in my face which was so crazy but passed thank God. So anyways, I was just wondering if anyone has ever experienced getting Pericarditis from Mono, and about how long it took them to recover from it?? I've read on some websites acute pericarditis goes away quickly so I'm just confused as to why this is so persistent. My cardio said it likes to reoccur after getting it.. but I feel like I have always been an all around healthy person. This virus really sucks! But I guess it just takes patience and for me it was a lot of praying.
P.S. Sorry this is so long ! It's been a crazy couple of months.
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