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I had knee and leg surgery two weeks ago. A few days ago I ended up in the hospital with multiple clots in my lungs.
I am home now.
Anyways, the day before my trip to the ER, I woke up with a feeling in my lower throat/very upper chest like I swallowed a golf ball. It wouldn't go away all day. It wasn't heart burn. I thought maybe it was indigestion or something, so I took a couple doses of Maalox through the day, but I couldn't shake it. After about 14 hours, it was bedtime again, so I went to sleep, only to be woken up an hour later with the shortness of breath, sharp lung pain in my rear lower right lung, and unable to draw a deep breath. Off to the ER to start the whole PE journey.
Interestingly enough, when I woke up with the lung symptoms, the "golf ball" feeling had subsided almost completely. The ER doc dismissed it.
Then after being admitted and started on IV blood thinners, the second day in the hospital the golf ball feeling returned. Not as severe, but very bothersome. The doctor making rounds also dismissed it, not really knowing what it could be or if it was related. A nurse suggested anxiety, but how does that explain me having the golfball feeling the whole day preceding being diagnosed with PE?
The feeling has now subsided, four days later.
Has anyone experienced this odd symptom with their PE?
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