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Pulmonary Embolism

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  • Absence at work from PE.....resign or dismissal

    Guys I need your advice!  So started a new job/career training to be a pharmacist which involves a 3 month probation! Now I was 2 weeks away from completing my probation when I was diagnosed with PE. My contract states if there’s 2 absences in my probation then it will result in a dismissal! I …

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  • Lung Recovery

    Hi guys, Anyone have any idea how long it roughly takes for the lung to recover after partial collapse due to blood clot(s). When I think it has recovered, I start to feel a little breathless or coughing again then start to panic. I am due an echocardiogram on monday almost 3 months after being …

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  • Worried About Pulmonary Embolism

    I'm 30, female, Hypthyroid (medicated), PCOS, don't drink, never smoked, sedentary lifestyle (work at home) and suffer with anxiety and depression, and I'm on Propranolol 80mg slow release (they are a beta blocker) for my anxiety. Anyway, last week I've felt a little short of …

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  • What blood thinners have you taken

    and what are the side effects?  I have taken rivaroxaban (xarelto) I got numbness and tingling, unbearable headaches, dizziness, I really needed a wee all the time, no appetite, nausea and green diarrhoea.  I have also taken Apixaban (eliquis) I got screaming headaches, dizziness and …

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  • Air in prefilled saline syringes were injected in my vein help!

    Hey... I just left the er and got some blood work done but when the nurse flushed my IV with a prefilled saline syringe, he injected the air also! I told the doc and she said its not enough to hurt me but when leaving my last blood pressure was extremely low and have bad physical anxiety pains... …

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  • Does anyone have a drink on blood thinners?

    At the beginning I was so ill I couldn’t even think about having a drink! But now I have a couple of glasses of wine here and there, is that OK? I certainly can’t handle my drink like I used too and I wouldn’t go mad because knowing me I would fall over and bruise everywhere that wasn’t already …

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  • Red dots on skin??

    Guys i don’t know if I’m paranoid or what but ever since I was diagnosed with PE I’ve noticed that I’ve got these wee tiny red dots on my skin, now they are not raised or sore or anything! I’ve noticed more appear on my arms and hands! Anyone else have similar dots? 

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  • What's the best way of diagnosing PE?

    According to my research, VQ scan, chest CT scan with contast and CT Pulmonary Angiogram can detect PEs. What is the best way of diagnosing them? Are chest CT scan w/ contrast and CT Pulmonary Angiogram the same? Which of them are cheaper? Can they diagnose very small PE? Help pls answer my …

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  • Would You Know If You Had A Pulmonary Embolism?

    I need to know some things about it as I have a horrendous fear of blood clots and pulmonary embolisms. I'm 30, female, Hypthyroid (medicated), don't drink, never smoked, sedentary lifestyle (work at home but do go for a half hour walk, and do house chores and get up every so often to move …

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  • Dvt obsession

    I am a 23 yr old anemic female, on the last week of December I noticed a stabbing pain on my chest near my heart so I went to the er thinking that I might have hurt a rib or something once they drew blood the nurse told me my ddimer test was elevated I am not sure how much more elevated so they did …

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  • Storage temperature for blood thinners

    I have become a little bit more symptomatic of my PEs in the last couple of weeks and have noticed that I am not supposed to store my syringes over 25 degrees. There is nowhere in my house that has been that cool in the last month or 2, however long this heatwave has been going on for. Now I am …

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  • Does anyone get headaches with their PEs?

    I had really bad headaches, I would say it could have even be migraines when I was on rivaroxiban. I switched to apixaban where I still had headaches but not quite as bad. I then switched to tinzaparin, where I have hardly any side effects apart from bruises and lumps where the injections go in. I …

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  • Advice???

    My PE was diagnosed 4 weeks ago. I was told it caused damaged in my right lower lung. Yesterday I went with my daughter and grandsons to the library, we went to the bakery, and watched the boys play at the park. I came home and rested for 45 minutes, and then I drove to get my hair cut. My husband …

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  • Multiple Embolisms

    Hello, I am really looking for some friendly advice and support. On the 19th May I was taken to hospital with severe chest pains, I could not walk and had shallow breathing. I had an ecg, bloods taken and a chest xray. The bloods showed that I potentially had a clot so straight away they injected …

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  • Doxycycline

    Just wondering if anyone was on Doxycycline before they developed a PE? I had no other risk factors when I came down with a PE except being on this high-powered antibiotic.

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  • 20 year old son with DVT and pulmonary embolisms in both lungs

    5 months ago my 20 year old son fell while skateboarding.  It took a month for the drs to find a DVT and pulmonary embolisms. He is currently on Eloquis twice a day. He is so exhausted that he barely gets out of bed. He lays in his bedroom watching TV, has zero energy, headaches and some …

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  • My chest pain has come back

    I was diagnosed with multiple pulmonary emboli back in March and I had really bad chest pains at the beginning particularly when I was on apixaban (eliquis) but when I changed to tinzaparin my chest pains died down a lot. My health has improved but I have woken up today with quite a sore chest …

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  • New to PE

    I was diagnosed the first part of July with a PE in my right lung with damage within the lung. I am currently taking Xarelto and will see a pulmonary specialist next week. I have continued breathing problems and exhibit headaches every afternoon. I also have a flu-like feeling every afternoon. …

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  • Advice on pe like symptoms?

    I’m 25, non smoker, non risk factors, no clotting disorders, not on contraception. When I was 20, I had an “unprovoked” pulmonary embolism. I wasn’t overweight, not on birth control, no surgeries or injuries, no flights, and no family history of genetic mutation. Also no dvt found in the legs It …

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  • Recently diagnosed with PTE need advice

    Hey everyone! I’m new to this forum. I’m 29 years old and I’ve been diagnosed with PTE my left lung has collapsed due to the clots and it’s putting strain on my heart. Apologies in advance for the vulgar information but my periods are ruining my life! I’m already exhausted 24/7 and with my monthly …

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  • Diagnosed with PE 10 days ago. Can I travel 1.5 hrs to watch WWE?

    Hi everyone, I have been newly  diagnosed with PE. I have a blood clot in my left lung.  I have just started to feel better but have been suffering from prolonged and severe flow with my Period. I’m currently on blood thinners. But I bought these tickets for WWE to take my husband a while …

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  • Is there any connection between

    Botox and PEs? Are there any studies that Botox can cause PEs? Or if you have PEs can Botox be dangerous?  Basically, after my treatment, would it be safe for me to get Botox or is it a risk?

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  • Does your pain threshold get lower with PEs?

    I am sure mine is much lower than before I had them. I am such a wimp now! Things really hurt now! Like blood tests, stubbing my toe, paper cuts! Because I had the PEs for so long without realising, I wonder if it affected something in me. Is that possible? Does anyone else feel pain a lot more …

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  • Runner looking to regain as much capacity as possible

    Hi, I was diagnosed back in December with bilateral PEs and was on thinners until just last month. Now my doc is willing to try an aspirin regimen and see how that goes.  Prior to developing DVT in my leg, I was a fairly competitive long distance runner and cyclist. Its driving me crazy that …

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  • New PE's

    Well, I am now a lifer on blood thinners. I was off Coumadin for less than 3 months, I got sick with bronchitis with asthma. During being sick and my provider ordered labs, I asked if she could add a d-dimer. The d-dimer was elevated. A stat CT scan showed PE's in both lungs. What can I say..... …

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  • Warfarin headaches

    I'm currently taking Warfarin. I'm having a lot of headaches and been taking Tylenol to ease the pain but no depression yet..

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  • Scarring post PEs

    I had hundreds of PEs in both lungs in 2013.  They were undiagnosed for 5 months and could have easily died.  Repeatedly was told it was anxiety.  After my suggestion, a pulmonary CT was done and a "heavy burden of clots" was discovered.  I have been on warfarin since …

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  • VTOS

    Hey guys, I posted on here back in August 2017 with PEs in both lungs and DTVs down right arm. Since then I’ve been at the Mayo Clinic, and finally got a diagnosis in February. I have Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome on the right side....which stumped everyone because I’m very small and generally …

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  • Post Pulmonary embolism symptoms

    I was diagnosed with PE in 2017 August, I've been on warfarin for 6 months then, I was put off it as the vq scans had, even 14 days after I've had the diagnostic scan my lungs were cleared of an clots. The PE was caused by contraception, so now every month when I go on my periods I get the …

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