← Return to Sick for three months - pericarditis? Infectious disease?

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Please note that all tests keep coming back good. Thyroid is a little off. WBC is normal. We aren’t sure what it is. The exposure to bugs/mice happened in the last wk of Dec. The first extreme bout of illness was mid-January. Thanks all! 🙂

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Mice and their fleas carry leptospirosis–were you checked for that? Also, swimming in a lake in Africa could have exposed you to any number of things. I would seek out an infectious disease doctor–you have been to places that might put you at risk for things local doctors have never seen. I see you WERE tested for parasites but I would seek out diagnosis in a major medical center if you could.

Thanks for your feedback! I haven’t been checked for that. I originally went to the fastest ID doctor, but he’s not as responsive as I would like. So I am looking for a new doctor. Any recommendation on getting into a major medical center? I live near The University of Michigan was thinking about specially emailing each ID doctor until I get a response. Any thoughts on the subject?

Thanks so much! My parents & friends are great at making soup and bringing movies. NOT so good at medical advice. 🙂

I think most university hospitals have a “find a doctor” locator on their website. I know MDAnderson does(I had a big surgery there luckily NOT cancer). They will probably want medical records, most do. Check their website before you start emailing indivually although that might work. Please keep us updated as to your progress!

So I ended up getting into UM really quickly. Initially a few viruses were tested for just to see if it was viral pericariditis. Out of the ten common viruses tested for (out of many) there were three strong viral correlations! So it seems like I definitely had a case of viral pericarditis. However, they are retesting for TB (administered incorrectly), parasites (not long enough), fungal lung infection (just in case), and running a urine analysis (rechecking results). Since, I still have night sweats, fevers, dry cough and fatigue I wouldn’t be surprised if there are other issues. The major medical center push was the right idea. The BEST doctor I have seen ever.

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