Convincing myself I have a blood clot!!

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All I'm reading about is dvt & blood clots! I have now convinced myself I have one & that it will travel to my lung and kill me!!

Ever since I read some article last week I can't stop thinking about it! It's making my anxiety go ballistic I keep googling symptoms! It's on my mind it's making me breathless & my chest is hurting! I feel so ill and scared!!!

Anyone help me please x

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    My Mom had pulmonary embolism last year. Should've killed her is what the doctors at the hospital said.

    If you had one to that extent in your heart or lungs, you'd be sick. You would be very very very sick, or you'd be on your deathbed. Stop looking up symptoms online, it's not healthy.

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    I feel your pain!

    About 2 months ago I had very sharp pains in my chest whenever I inhaled or exhaled, and I was feeling more and more lightheaded as the day went on. A couple of days prior to this, I had excruciating pain in the back of my calf. When I thought about everything, I thought the pain in my calf was the start of DVT and the pain in my chest was a PE (pulmonary embolism). To add to this, there's a long running history of DVT in my family so I convinced myself that I had a blood clot on my lung.

    Long story short, I ended up rushing to A&E / ER and had an electrocardiograph as well as a blood test (D dimer) but no clot was found. The nurses said my problem sounded more muscular than anything else, and that my anxiety had went into overdrive.

    Anyways, if you're worried, either go to your GP or go straight to A&E if you feel it's serious or if you've recently had surgery or any long haul flights. The point of my story is that my anxiety convinced me that I was about to die, but actually, it was nothing and it could be the same for you.

    Hope you feel better soon x

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    I was diagnosed with blood clots on the lungs last July , needless to say it came as a shock to me as i am a non smoker , do not fly in aeroplanes  , etc , how it was picked up was by a locum doctor at my surgery because i was getting breathless alot - i just thought it was because i was unfit ( i have arthritis in both knees so cannot exercise much so am a little over weight ) he checked me over and told i needed to get to A&E as soon as possible  , took his letter with me , i was admitted , the following day i had a CT Scan - revealed blood clots , further CT Scan  could not reveal where the clots orginated from so i was told it was more serious , i wasn't sick , etc just out of breath a lot so i don't know how long it would had been before it was discovered if it wasn't for that Locum as previous i had seen my own doctor at surgery, a psychiatrist at my local CMHT who i was seeing for depression -  he didn't pick it up despite my breathing being bad when i saw him !
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    Stay off Google and the Internet when it comes to looking at medications and it's side effects. They will have u thinking your dying tomorrow. All med have side effects, that's the risk we take take them. If you u like u have dvt or blood clots, get it checked out but that's serious. My cousin gets them just because. Speak with your physician about your med and the effects.
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