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Write-up: Received the COVID-19 vaccine 12/19/2020 and felt great the next few days with zero symptoms. About 3-4 days later I felt some chest discomfort especially when taking a deep breath in. This occurred on both the front side and back side of chest. This continued for the next 5-7 days. Kept experiencing pain with deep breaths and my exercise tolerance was diminished. When I would hike up a small incline I felt I was not getting enough air and was a bit winded. Finally made an e-visit with my healthcare provider on 12/28/2020 after 5-7 days of symptoms. Knowing I work in healthcare my provider asked if my pain felt like, "pleuritic chest pain" and I think that is a spot on description of how it felt. Based on my symptoms he told me the most likely diagnosis is a mild case of pericarditis and prescribed me ibuprofen 400 mg by mouth 3 times daily for a few days. After ~36 hours of ibuprofen I''m feeling 80-90% better but still have some discomfort with deep breaths or exertion.
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