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Pericarditis
I have had Pericarditis twice since May. I've just finishe with an Echo-Cardiogram, CT, and Stress test. The Cardiologist says my heart is perfect and not any blockages at all.  His recomendation was to keep Motrin on hand to take when I get the Pericarditis, but I'd like to know why I keep getting it. I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, one sister had Graves, and one sister has Lupus. Could this Pericarditis possibly be Lupus starting?
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Alot of time the cause of pericarditis is unknown. Given your family history with autoimmune diseases, have you had an ANA test or any other type of antibody testing for Lupus? You may want to ask you Dr about that. As you know, making the diagnosis of Lupus can take a very long time. On the flipside, at least your previous tests showed a good healthy heart:)
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