Could this be PE?? Some one help me please .

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Hi,

Ok so I had my baby boy by c section 2 and half years ago when they did my spinal I got a piano shot down my leg and after I had him i had awful cramps and spasms in my leg. I saw the dr when he was 4 months old and they said it was normal for that to happen forward 8 months later I went on holiday to Greece once I was they're I woke up one morning to a shock in my chest under my sternum it freaked me out but nothing more happened, about a month after I was home I started having dizzyness headaches chest pain,back pain and pulsing. this has been going on for nearly 2 and half years and I still feel awful, I've had blood tests chest xrays camera down my throat, dimer tests about 5 all negative. my symptoms have gotten worse with weakness and twitching in my legs I'm still having all my other symptoms I feel like my chest is collapsing some days. I'm scared to go out and drive around with my kids incase something happens to me. I just don't know what else to do I'm pushing for an MRI on my chest but they tell me it's all anxiety related I just cant believe it would cause me all these problems. I just wanted to find out from someone who has had PEs. my leg still cramps and spasms to this day I'm convinced its blood clots. please help!!

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    ask for a CT scan .. that will see if you have any blood clots in your chest but if you already had 5 d dimer test and every single one of them has been negative than you more than likely do not have a PE embolisum or any clot at all. d dimers are very accurate. i myself have had the same fear after child birth and during my pregnancies . im 21 years old and i thought i had a pulmanary embolisum as well . i had 3 d dimers and all were negative . i wasnt satisfied until i got the CT scan. turns out my chest was clear and drs summed it uo to anxiety, hope thos gives you some tupe of closure

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      I I also agree get a CT scan with contrast of your chest and that will give you your definite answer. I have also had these fears and my dimers have come back negative also. also know that if you did have PE, I think it's highly unlikely that you would have probably died by now from it. two and a half years is a long time to have something so serious as PE.

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      D-dimers are not 100%. Sometimes they will come up higher then normal and you get a ct scan with contrast and you do not have a PE. They help but there not 100%. A lot of things can cause cramping. low potassium, magnesium, dehydration among other things. But if you think it's a PE or DVT ya, push for a ct with contrast and an ultra sound on you're legs. Just to ease you're mind.

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    Where is the pain and cramps in your legs ?.

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      Don't think that is PE, as that comes from the calf at the back of your leg below the knee. Sounds like another problem and you need the Dr to check it out.

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      Not all PE's come from the calf, doctors are completely ignorant in this area.

      I had a hip replacement last April around week seven I had a strange pain in my stomach, I stood up thinking I needed to rush to the bathroom but the pain went, a few minutes later the pain returned and went quite quickly. While out walking over the week I was more out of breath but everyone seemed to be coughing around me therefore, I assumed I was getting a cold until a few days later when I got a pain under the breast and agony breathing in.

      My calf's were fine no pain, no swelling. Unfortunately, we are told about the calf but clots can come from anywhere and travel through the body. In my case it seems debris from the hip moved to the stomach then to the lung which delayed my treatment which resulted in lung damage.

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    You could have myofascial pain syndrome. Look up the symptoms and see if they fit.

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      Could the degenerative disc disease not be causing this pain and dizziness? Have you had a conversation with the specialist who diagnosed you since you have been having these problems? Anything affecting your spine negatively can in turn affect your chest, your head and your legs. You could ask your doctor if this could be what is causing your symptoms.

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      Ask to speak to the specialist, asking you to read up on it rather than having a full discussion where you can ask questions you are worried about isn't right. It maybe that this isn't what is causing your problems, but I think they should offer you more information than just telling you to read up on your illness.

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