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Hello. I'm a 48 year old woman and was diagnosed with DVT and PE earlier this month, which has been kind of a mystery. I had tons of blood taken while in the hospital and they could not find the cause of the clots. I was put on Eliquis. The DVT had been in my right leg. It took over a week for my body to adjust to the Eliquis. But the leg pain did go away. I am still having shortness of breath but was told at the hospital these clots take a long time to heal. 10 days after my hospital visit, I went back to the ER for chest pains. More tests were done. Luckily, my heart is fine and the doctors think I may have either had anxiety or delayed symptoms. Last night my left leg started feeling slightly sore and has been on and off today. I am terrified it could be another clot, even though I was told that it was unlikely I could get another clot on the Eliquis. I don't know if I am just going crazy. When they found the clot in my right leg, they did not check my left leg. I see my hematologist on Jan 12. I am so grateful this wasn't worse, but I have some nights I am afraid to go to sleep and every pain, ache or twinge has me worrying terribly. Whenever I do feel optimistic, it's short-lived if I start feeling aches or pains. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm a worrier to begin with and being diagnosed with vte and not knowing how they came about makes it worse. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
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