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I am an active runner. I ran a marathon on March 4, 2018 with no problems. The next morning I felt symptoms of a cold. 3 days later on March 7 I pretty much had a sinus cold or something. I went for a run that afternoon and suddenly had severe chest pain and could not breath. My husband took me to the ER. Said I had bronchitis and gave me an antibiotic. I continuly got worse. I went to my PCP and told her I cannot even do as little as 10 minutes of a walk without chest crushing pain and cannot catch my breath and it will last about 15 minutes at rest. Told her all of my symptoms; persistent cough, shortness of breath with minimal activity, fingers and feet cold and turn blue while sitting. Headaches etc... She did a chest x ray which was normal and a ddimer blood test which was normal. Sent me home with steroids!!! I was driving from college 2 weeks ago and I started feeling very weird. I got an overwhelming since of fainting in my head and fuzzy feeling. My fingers and lip starting tingling like pins stuck in me and then my face went numb. Went straight to ER. I was admitted for 5 days. CT scans were normal, echo normal, spirometer test normal, ddimer normal, VQ scan showed 90% probability for blood clots in my lungs. The doctors were shocked. I was released and put on blood thinners and told to follow up with heart and pulmonologist. So I made the calls. Finally got calls back and I have appts on May 30 and May 31.!! I still am having terrible breathing problems. Even while sleeping. I keep getting episodes of wheezing for no reason at all. Yesterday I was typing at work and I started feeling very light headed. I noticed my breathing becoming very shallow and then hard to event take a deep breath. My feet and fingers started getting very cold and tingly and then my right hand starts crippling up and my fingers were all stiff and bent in different directions. I left work immediately and got in car and went to ER. Symptoms still the same and breathing getting worse. Got me to a bed and started hooking me up to heart monitor. Symptoms starting going away, breathing slowly getting better. 10 minutes later I felt so much better???? x ray normal, blood work normal, ekg normal! Doctor said I had a panic attack and that is what caused all of this. I told him again what I was doing at the time it all started. He just brushed me off and said I was probably stressed and didn't realize it. Nurse came in to discharge me and take out my IV they had started. To add to everything I am in room waiting for nurse to come back in with my paperwork and my arm felt warm under my sleeve. I looked down and blood is dripping! When nurse came back in she said oh my gosh that's right you are on blood thinners. I should have applied more pressure! Seriously?? Anyways, please someone give me some advice.
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