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Hi i had surgery for an ectopic pregnancy 3 weeks ago tomorrow in theater they put a canular in my arm(between my wrist and elbow) . Ive had anxiety and panic for over a year now so from googling i know pretty much everything infact i actually got my diagnosis for the ectopic pregnancy from myself even after the dr.s told me it was just normal spotting. So where i had the iv line in my arm became really sore and hard with pains shooting up my arm i left it a week to see if it went away but it didnt.. So yesterday i went to my dr. who said that i had hardening of the blood vessel superficial thrombophlebitis . He said first of all it is not I repeat not dangerous or serious and is not like a DVT(my biggest fear) so i asked what treatment there is and he said nothing nothing atall if i want to ease the pain take some ibuprofen but it will go away itself although it would take 3-4 months for the vessel to turn soft again. So i felt pretty happy anf not worried atall, i came home and decided to google about how to hurry the process up which i really shouldnt have done now because i read all the horror storys of people being told they have Superficial thromb and it turned into a DVT!!! So now im back to square one waiting for it to turn into a DVT and eventually break off and cause a P.E!!! Has anyone ever had it before ? Does anyone know the chances of it turning into a DVT?? All the info i can find on them turning to dvts is very very limited and the majority are when it happens in the legs. I have 4 children and life and anxiety was going brilliant till the ectopic pregnancy happened and now this !!! I feel as if im waiting for a timebomb to go off in my body. Im not in constant pain with my arm Its on and off . The effected arm is the same colour and temp as the other and it doesnt look swollen either , but i sometimes get the feeling its burning and prickling but when i check to temo of it its the same temp as the other.. Im getting into a right state over this now. Any help or advice would be so helpful . My partner and family think im a mental case as think my anxiety and panic has gone on too long now and they now are not supportive , tell me to grow up and get over it so i cant even talk to them about this .
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