Recurring PE?

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Has anyone ever had a recurring PE, even after going to the hospital for treatment? I've been reading my pulse and monitoring what I've been feeling as far as my lungs go, and needless to say I'm freaking out a bit. The first time I felt zero pain whatsoever, with pressure under my diaphagm and a high heart rate. Now I'm feeling something similar in my left side and my heart rate is hovering between 80 and 90. I'm on Eliquis, but I have doubts that it's working effectively. Any advice on what to do?

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    You could always go get checked out if you're worried, but if you're on Eliquis you should trust that it's working. I decided to stay on Coumadin after one PE. I don't want to go through that again.

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    Eliquis gives a lot of people chest pain as a side effect. It doesn't work on 5% of patients. When I took it I kept getting palpitations, anxiety and chest pains the whole time and then I was put on tinzaparin injections and I felt much better. Ask to change anticoagulants and see how you go. I wouldn't recommend rivaroxaban though that has horrendous side effects.

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    A heart rate of 80 to 90 is perfectly fine. and I wouldn't necessarily suggest you wait for pain because you can have an embolism with no pain. however if you start having problems breathing them by all means go to the emergency room . Do you happen to have an oximeter so you can check your oxygen saturation ? if you don't have one and if you do know of someone else who does ask if you can borrow it . When I had an embolism I felt fair then I checked my oxygen and it was low.

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      I keep feeling discomfort below my sternum after shoveling snow and breaking up ice last Thursday. I got genetic tests done and they all came out normal. Now I'm concerned that those clots broke off from somewhere in my body.

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