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Hello, I am really looking for some friendly advice and support. On the 19th May I was taken to hospital with severe chest pains, I could not walk and had shallow breathing. I had an ecg, bloods taken and a chest xray. The bloods showed that I potentially had a clot so straight away they injected me in my tummy with heparin and admitted me into hospital.
I had a CT Scan the following morning and they confirmed I had multiple embolisms, I was heart broken. They reassured me that I was receiving the correct treatment and the clots were already breaking down due to the heparin the day before.
I was discharged after three days as they were happy I was stable and just needed rest at home for a while. I was still very weak and I had to go back home to live with mum and dad whilst my husband was at work. I couldn't brush my own hair, shower myself and I needed someone to support me when I walked. Now, a month on, I am doing much better. The Dr's believe that this was a combination of me being on the contraceptive pill and my weight. I have made some life changes, I work full time and am also completing a degree so I have postponed this years exam and I am taking next year off to give myself time to focus on myself and recover. I also joined slimming world and have lost over a stone, I make sure I get a 30 minute walk in every day, although sometimes it can be too much and I get out of breath.
I have been prescribed apixaban which so far I have not had any bad effects from. I saw the nurse last week and she was happy with my progress. She has asked for another blood test to check my liver or kidney function, I can't remember which.
It's been an anxious month for me, I am trying to focus on the positives but I suffer from severe anxiety and this has just pushed me over the edge. I have had so many break downs, when I was in the hospital I cried like a baby, looking back on this it is embarrassing. I feel crazy!! I am a 33 year old lady and I have never been in hospital before so I couldn't gauge how worked up I would get until it happened.
I have been feeling pain in my left lung which I'm sure is normal and I have also developed a cough. It is also very hard to find any position that is comfortable to sleep in. I am experiencing a strange feeling in my lung, it doesn't hurt but it feels like I can actually feel the air brushing against my lungs - that probably doesn't make sense, sometimes it feels like a creaking and it worries me. I tried to explain to the anti cog nurse when I had my appointment nurse she didn't seem concerned. I also can't lie on my back, when I wake up I have a sharp pain in my left lung and can't inhale fully. I have to walk around for a few minutes and push past the pain until I can deep breathe again - after this the pain is gone,
Has anyone else felt these symptoms? I am going to see the GP tomorrow just to check that this is normal but I have searched the internet and can't seem to find anyone that has felt this so it's a bit worrying. Aside from these issues I can breathe fine, I get the odd chest pain and my lung feels sore and a bit below it but I guess that's to be expected.
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