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pericarial effusion?

I have pericardial effusion. I have had a fever with it for over two weeks. Do any of you have any idea how long this takes to recover from? I have been taking 800mg of Motrin for the fever and inflammation and 0.6 mg of colchicine to help with the inflammation and fluid I think. I feel better but the fever won't go away.
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2190999 tn?1436667455
Hello again, sorry I just saw your follow up question. Myself, I wouldn't hesitate to call the docs office for reassurance. Ask what is a reasonable timeframe for fevers to subside. The office nurse will probably have to check with your doc and give you a call back if it's like my doctors office.

Best wishes.
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2190999 tn?1436667455
Just to be on the safe side, I would want my doctor to know if I was still running a fever after a day or two of taking Motrin considering it was for a pericardial effusion and not a head cold. If you do talk to him/her, make sure to ask exactly when you should call, to eliminate any confusion and worry. I'm gald you are feeling better, sounds like things are moving the right direction. But I'd still let the doc know :).
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The doc does know. I have been on Mortrin for 6 days and I am still getting the fever. That was the genisis of my question. How long does this last. I have never had a fever for two weeks before. I did read on google it can take 2 weeks to 3 months to get over a pericardial effusion.
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2190999 tn?1436667455
Hello again, sorry I just saw your follow up question. Myself, I wouldn't hesitate to call the docs office for reassurance. Ask what is a reasonable timeframe for fevers to subside. The office nurse will probably have to check with your doc and give you a call back if it's like my doctors office.

Best wishes.
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771913 tn?1343334788
Yes, that is what I do. I called Friday and they said to start taking the motrin only as needed. I was on a round the clock regiment of it. I am about to call them back now. I am still getting the fever just not as frequent as I was. My concern is that the Pericardial Effusion may come back now that I am off the motrin around the clock. I will keep you posted on what they say.
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2190999 tn?1436667455
Hi Bamajoe, my knee-jerk reaction is that Motrin itself will not prevent fluid build up, just symptom relief. So you should be fine stopping Motrin when your doc says so or when you are feeling better, whichever comes first.

Sounds like it has been a really long road back to recovery for you. At least you search out answers and actively participate in your own care. Good for you! Let me know what happens.
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