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I was diagnosed with Bilateral PE 1 week ago.
My doctor told me to take a week off from work.
The only symptom I had was shortness of breath while walking. No pain and I was fine if sitting or lying down. So I was off the whole week and felt totally fine. In fact, I was starting to feel better.
I have a desk job In an office. I returned to work today. and after being there 2 hours I started mildly coughing. Then my heart started rapidly beating, I got light headed and shortness of breath.
I seriously thought I was gonna die. I jumped up and told everyone in my office , " I need to go! You might need to call 911. No, please don't call an ambulance. I don't have time to wait for an ambulance. Can someone take me to the ER?"
Noone in my office responded.( I think they were in shock.)
Again I said "Please, can someone take me to the hospital????" Again no one responded so I just left and drove myself to the ER.
There was a long line and I just went to the desk and said " I have a Bilateral PE and I am having trouble breathing and I feel like I am going to die."
They quickly took me in. They did an EKG, chest X-rays and blood testing. The doctors says he thinks I was suffering from an anxiety attack,
I have never had one before. So they sent me home & told me not to go back to work until Thursday .
I rested the whole day and felt much better.
Tonight, I went by my office to drop off my doctors note and after being there for about 10 minute I started coughing and my breathing felt labored.
I am wondering if being in my workplace is unconsciously triggering these symptoms on me.
I need to say that while I was at work, I never felt stressed or upset. In fact it was a pretty easy day.
The doctor said that although i feel fine, I might be unconsciously stressed about my condition.
Has anyone had an experience like this!
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