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Hi, last week I was disgnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolism. Im a 38 year old man and it has really knocked me for six. I have never had one before but in January my leg swelled and I had tests for DVT but they came back negative. About 6 weeks ago I felt a numbness in the left side of my chest when sitting down and stupidly thought it was muscular so left it. Then last week I suddenly became very short of breath just walking a few feet or even talking to people, I was pestered by my partner to go to the GP and luckily I did as they found the PE. Ive never had any health problems as such before but I am over weight. They started me on Riveroxiban and I was on that until yesterday but after visiting the anti coagulation clinic they have put me on Warfarin, they say that Riveroxiban isnt proven to work on people my size and that I need to be at least 10kg lighter to be on it safely. I have had some good days and bad days since thw diagnosis mainly feeling tired but today I feel horrendous, extremely fatigued and totally exhausted, I also have an annoying headache on the right of my head. I know everyone has different symptoms but wondered if the extreme tiredness is normal. All day I have been drifting in and out of sleep but not being able to actually get any decent sleep, could this be due to the fact that yesterday I had 15mg Riveroxiban in the morning, Dalteparin in the evening and 10mg warfarin in the evening as well as dalteparin again this morning? Im dreading taking my next dose of dalteparin and warfarin this evening. Sorry to waffle but can anyone tell me if this tiredness is normal and how long it lasts for, Im due to go back to work on Monday and I dread to think how Im going to get through the day if I feel like this. Thanks
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