Hi Doctor Phil.
My case started back in mid-February this year, when I did a tooth implant. The dentist asked me to take amoxicillin after the surgery for 7 days and I did it.
2 or 3 days after finished the amoxicillin course, I started having a kind of flu (just had fever for a couple of hours in the second day of symptoms) and malayse and coughfor 10 days. Something called my attention regarding my heart
beats. I started felling palpitations and also some rapid heart beats (around 100 bpm).
Visited my cardiologist in March, when he ordered a stress test
, blood work and a 24hours holter. Everything came back fine, except the holter which showed 1000 isolated pvc's.
Then I got scared to death, by trying to find a relationship between the dental procedure and pvc's. I have done ecg's in the past 5 years (once a year) and none of them showed pvc's before.
The doctor told me that I was fine and it has nothing to do with endocarditis. He mentioned that first I had almost zero risk and second if I was with this disease, I would be felling very ill.
I was ok with his answer, until July when I felt some pain in my left hand thumb and my digital was purple. I couldn't relate it to any injury.
Then by the end of July (15 days after the thumb incident) I developed low grade fever for 3 days. The doctor found out that I had tonsillitis and gave amoxicillin but after 3 days the low grade fever went (99,5 F) came back and he changed to the augmentin drug.
Fever was gone after 2 days. I finished the augmentin 2 weeks ago, but the day it happened I started feeling joint pains, muscle aches and dry cough.
These symptoms started to improve yesterday (12 days after the augmentin course). But I'm still having the pains and dry cough (sometimes I feel a little weak - although I can perform my daily activities.
Is there any chance of it be sub acute endocarditis?