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Just curious how long it takes for the shoulder blade pains and pain under the rib cage to disappear. There are days that I'm fine and other days that the pain is so intense. Seems the more I do the worse the pain. I am two months post multiple PEs. Could it be the clots breaking down or scar tissue developing??? Any suggestions to help relieve the discomfort would be welcomed😄😄

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    Hi Joanne. Strange how we get back pain during recovery. Mine was lower back. Taken a long time to go. Paracetamol helped mine. Doctor said no Ibuprofen as on blood thinners. Think mine improving due to being a bit more active. Posture and lumber exercise supposed to be good too. hope this helps but might be worth mentioning to doctor anyway. 😊

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      Moving around helps for sure. I have been hitting over 10000 steps a day and notice the more active I am the pain is less. Seems to hit me most when leaning on my side or back when sitting. I have a sit stand station coming for work when I return after summer holidays. Just need to keep moving around I guess. Will see how it feels after flying later this week. First time on a flight since PEs on May 15th.
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    Hi I had extensive PEs no was told it would take 6 months or longer for the body to reabsorb them.  Don't remember having shoulder blade pain.  I just couldn't breathe and any exertion was impossible.  Told it was anxiety.  GRRRRRR.

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      See for me my breathing is totally normal even when exercising. It's the pain in my shoulder blade that stops me in my tracks. I have being doing well with the anxiety piece. Have stayed pretty calm and realize this is a wake up call to look after myself and to live life for today. Don't take the little things for granted anymore.

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    Hi Joanne,

    You are likely to get as many different views as posts for this question. Recovery is the area where most differences will appear due to age, gender, fitness, severity, time for diagnosis etc. etc.  

    I suspect that you are at the top level for speed of recovery, so would expect a similar speedy recovery from pains. I am almost 2 years on and still get shoulder blade area pain one side (the side with the greatest "action" when the PEs happened), but I do have age, severity, time undiagnosed etc. against me smile

    The other half of recovery (breathing) for me is brilliant, so I have decided one out of two isn't bad.

    My guess is, if your recovery from pain is as fast as for breathing, you will be free from it all in another couple of months or so.

    All the best

    Peter

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    Hiii

    I am 13 weeks pregnant and I was diagnosed with massive bilateral PE when I was 9weeks. I am 41yrs n obese. Doctors couldn't find causes for the PE in me as I was free from DVT, but they said it's most probably from the pregnancy n been obese. 4weeks post PE I can walk 20minutes without breathlessness. However, the upper back pain is killing me, and it is more in the morning and if I eat food containing carbohydrate. Somehow I feel released that I am not the only one experiencing this pain. My doctor was not helpful when I complained to him. Three things helped me to reduce the upper back pain: 1- yoga exercise, 2- upper back & shoulder support Brace n 3- upper back exercise with 0.25kg weight. I am living in tension everyday and I don't know how I am going to go through this pregnancy. But I try my level best to be positive, appreciate any improvement in my health condition n also very happy to find the web which I can share my concerns with ppl who had same condition as main.

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    Hi joanne, 

    I’ve just come across your post and I’ve been seeing my doctor since sept last year about different symptoms and feelings I’ve been having, they have said it’s anxiety!! Here’s my story...I had a baby nearly 2 yrs now and after I had him I’ve always had cramp and pain in my leg no swelling redness or anything other than that. When he was about 6 months I strayed feeling funny anxiety/stress and then my dizzyness headaches and pain in my upper abdomen under my rib cage left side. I’ve had dimer test 3 times all negative and X-rays front and back upper body an ultrasound many blood tests all of which are fine but I’m still feeling these weird feelings and now they have started in my shoulder blades a dull pain and also a sharp pain in between I sometimes get a funny feeling and feel faint but haven’t actually collapsed yet. Do you think this could be a pulmonary embolism? I get short of breathe tired etc but I do have 2 little ones so that quite normal I guess. I would really love to here from you for some advice?? Many thanks x

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