This is Dr. David
ECG and chest xray can miss pericarditis.
a chest CT scan is better at looking at the chest.
you should get a cardiac echo to check for pericarditis.
or a chest CT scan.
if pericarditis is found you might need steroids and NSAIDs to help decrease the swelling and inflammation of the pericardium.
do you have a history of excessive anxiety or panic attacks?
excessive anxiety and panic attacks can cause chest pain and shortness of breath and dizziness symptoms.
OCD is a type of anxiety disorder
and can cause you to have pains in your chest and neck and feel like you have arm weakness.
well, then you should ask your doctor for a cardiac echo
and a chest CT scan to check for pericarditis.
although this is very unlikely.
good luck with that.
because of your age.
and because pericarditis is rare.
well good luck with the testing.
that is rare.
why did you rate poor service?
why do you keep rating poor service?
I am still here to help you.
I am sorry you are in pain.
you can use pain medications or go to the hospital if you are still in pain.
you can ice your chest as well
if you have pericarditis you will need steroid therapy and NSIADs like ibuprofen or naproxen sodium to help decrease pain.
you keep rating poor service again.
have you had your thyroid hormone levels checked?
what test showed infection?
did you have an elevated WBC or white blood cell count?
I would make sure they testing your thyroid hormone levels
abnormal thyroid hormone levels can cause cold sweats.
your infection could cause cold sweats.
nausea can be from excessive stomach acid
or nervous stomach
could be pericarditis
or a costochondritis rib infection
or severe esophagitis
or esophageal spasms.
yes, unlikely pericarditis.
well, the testing you will have will be able to tell if you have pericarditis.
do you have any other questions for me?