Chronic pericarditis

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What is chronic pericarditis?

Pericarditis is a disorder characterized by irritation to the layers of the pericardium (the protective sac around the heart).

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic pericarditis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with chronic pericarditis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Fioricet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Actiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
chronic pericarditis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toradol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pill Organizer)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with chronic pericarditis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with chronic pericarditis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
acute hearing brain fog 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Fioricet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
muscle and joint pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Actiq)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic pericarditis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
chronic pericarditis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toradol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach irritation if not enough food in stomach
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pill Organizer)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with chronic pericarditis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has chronic pericarditis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 13
40s 17
50s 15
60s 12
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 14
Female 50

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 41
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from chronic pericarditis patients who have completed their condition history
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