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I'm 21, and 8 stone. So in May I attended an Out Of Hours GP with complaints of chest pain. Up until this point I'd had a fair few ECG's, Echo, Stress Test and blood work done due to ongoing anxiety surrounding my health.
However this pain and difficulty in breathing felt to real to ignore. So he sent me to get my D-Dimer tested, the nurse said it came back positive and sent me for a CTPA scan which was negative. The All clear? Nope!
10 days went by and the pain and my breathing worsened slightly so back to A&E I went, redid D-Dimer and it was still positive, another CTPA showed an tiny equivocal filling defect in the lingularbon the peripheral branch of my left lung. Clinically the consultant didn't believe I'd had a PE but the radiologist said maybe and the doubt was to high not to treat. I was started on Rivaroxaban and awaited a respiratory referral, they said that upon looking at the images they could see no real eveidence of a PE and said it was likely 'motion artefact' and the rivaroxaban was stopped.
So my concern is I was and still am immensely inactive, which has been happening for a few months as well as having a heavily reduced fluid intake for a few months also, so I know I'm at risk of clots. I'm still having chest pain daily, breathing difficulties, pain in my legs, I have to walk incredibly slowly and get very dizzy often and have had swelling ankles on and off.
I don't have panic attacks anymore or any real physical anxiety so that avenue as an answer doesn't really work for me. Just mental anxiety over that positive d dimer and the coincidence of the motion artefact, and my symptoms.
As far as the doctors concerned I didn't ever have a clot and they don't know why my d dimer was positive but obviously I'm still in immense constant discomfort. What on earth should I do next?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
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