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Wow...what a rollercoaster of emotions. Starting in March 2016 I had calf pain for a month. DVT ultrasound came back normal. Then I had my first "asthma attack". Palpitations, fast heart rate and shortness of breath constant. Had an echocardiogram, stress test and holter monitor. All normal. In and out of emergency department (at least 8 times ) my asthma was blamed. Chest xrays clear, D-Dimer bloodwork negative Oxygen sats always 99-100. Given a nebulizer treatment every time (never helped). My dr put me on antidepressants and said the breathing difficulties are all in my head. finally, one dr believed me and gave me a CT scan with contrast and there were my clots. two in my subsegmental arties in the left lung. It's been 2 months and I still feel hopeless in this recovery. Shortness of breath comes and goes, almost as intense as it was pre-diagnosis. I am on prednisone now to try to help with shortness of breath. I just feel so low.
Thanks for listening all!
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