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I have posted on this site when I first had my P/E , on July 30th 2016 I suffered a massive p/e and collapsed at home , I spent 5 nights in hospital and left on rivoroxoban ( I had minor chest surgery 2weeks before which is what they think may have caused it but they never said for sure) , I have since been given the all clear from the scans and tests etc and was taken off rivoroxoban at the start of march 2017, my problem is I can't shake the health anxiety it has given me , I have tried medication from the doctor and also hypno therapy and I still can't seem to get rid of the anxiety , I fear for my health every time something doesn't feel right , I should be happy that I have recovered but the mental scars are really taking there toll 😢 I am a 42 year old male with a young family , has anyone else experienced the same ? Thanks

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    Hey, Steve, I know exactly how you're feeling. I'm May of 2016, I suffered from 9 PE's and was hospitalized for a week. I'm now on blood thinners for life. I went to the doctor after a few months of feeling anxiety and depression and he put me on Sertraline. It's helped me out quite a bit. I've also started doing Yoga and just trying to spend some alone time to relax, read a book and that's helped also. I'm 39 and a mother and I worry about not being around for my kids. I'd recommend talking with your doctor to see if something like I take may help you. Good luck!!

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      My Gp also put me on those tablets last year but they didn't agree with me , he also gave me diazepam which i thought helped but they didn't want to leave me on that as it's highly addictive , albeit I was only on 2mg a day , as you say I think another visit and discussion with the GP , thanks for your reply xx

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    Yes i just got the all clear from 2 small pes in november 2016. Im coming off the apixaban in a couple weeks but im scared they may come back. Because their not 100 percent on what caused mine but they think from being in the hospital for 11 days. And i have to go back to the hospital for a few days for psych. So im staying on it till i get out.
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    Im 35 Female.
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      They said to me that you only stay on the thinners if you absolutely have to , they don't like leaving you on them , I was nervous of comming off them but you have to listen to the medics , hasn't helped my anxiety though as the thinners were my comfort blanket x

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      I was diagnosed with blood clots on the lungs July 2015 , i was told by consultant later that year that it would be up to me an my GP if after the 12 months period i was to stay on blood thinners , he also told me that if i came off Warfarin ( which i was on at the time ) then the blood clots were very likely to return , so my GPan i talked about it July 2016 an it was decided because the blood clots had been bad an that they could find out where they originated from then i would stay on blood thinners , i came off Warfarin early last year as the blood test / INR was all over the place - it wouldn't settle so my GP took me off it as it was giving me so much upset an that would affect my INR readings , i went onto another blood thinner that wasn't working an so my GP then put me on Apixaban , it can be rather unsettling , scarey getting PE's if the cause is unknown x

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    Hi Steve , I had "spectacular amounts" of pe's in both lungs end of February 2016 , I was 42 at the time , and was in hospital 3 or 4 days and left on rivaroxeban for life .

    I haven't had any major health anxiety , I think I am in denial maybe , but the family have said I am incredibly quick to get snappy and/or grumpy about things so maybe that is something , I must say I haven't noticed it myself but several family members say it's true since this all happened . I used to be quite calm before so it could be this , wondering if maybe it's just a venting system ??

    All I can say is what the consultant said to me , which is you are here having this conversation so the worst is passed and the rest is just precaution.

    All the best

    James

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    hi Steve i too had a PE in april 2016 i am just starting to feel ok again mentally, i use stress management and relaxation just at home, i have tryed to put it out of my mind, nobody knows whats around the corner, so please try and stop stressing, i try and think positively ive been lucky and a bonus is ive stopped smoking after about 40years, im 57 and have just become a great grandma, look forward love and enjoy your family, hope this helps
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