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To start things off, I am 25-M. Moderately active (Hiking, always walking, fast pace job) It all started with a cramp in my left calf. I shrugged it off as a charlie horse. I figured it would be tight for 2 days or so. A week passed by, and the knot was still there. Two weeks passed by. I finally got tired of it. I took some camphor rub, found the knot, and kneeded it to hell.(now I know-never, ever do that.) I felt it relax. my leg felt fantastic! I slept great with no cramping in my leg that night.
I woke up the next morning, while going to the coffee shop i noticed a very small cramp in my right side. again, shrugged it off.
As the day went on the cramp became increasingly painful, breathing became difficult, bending down was impossible. Came home from work, pain was increasing. finally at 3am I went to the ER, the pain had become too much.They found a large group of clots in my right lung, and a smaller group of clots in the left. 5days later im out of the hospital.On coumadin and Lovenox injections. I take another week off of work to somewhat recouperate.
It has been just over 1 month. I am still experiencing intense pain in my sides. (When it happened I only had pain in the right lower ribs) Now it is both ribs. New sharp pain in my abdomen stomach area. the cramping is back in BOTH of my legs now, and not just my calfs. Shortness of breath, nausea, faint/dizzy.
But it comes and goes. When it comes--it is full on. sometimes feeling just like the first day. Then it slowly drifts away like an echo.
Other days I'll have almost no pain or ill feeling, with just a small twinge of pain. yesterday afternoon my pain shot through the roof and has been there since. Im already on 16mg Warfarin, and 150 Lovenox injections. All I know is this hurts like hell, and I really, really miss hiking. I just want my old life back.
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