Severe pain

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After having a pulmonary embolism a week later I was woken up with a severe stabbing pain in my side and lower back it has not stopped and only happens while I am sleeping went back to the hospital they seem to think it's lung tissue damage but the new x Ray looks good the pain is ridiculous that even oxycodone and zanex won't even help I haven't slept more than two hours a night in a week has anyone else have these symptoms

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    Hi. I had the same thing 6 days after my PE was diagnosed. I went to the hospital but they said it was probably muscular. It eventually went away after 3 to 4 days. I still don't know what it was but it hasn't come back. I hope your situation has improved.

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    I had horrible pain that started while I was in the hospital.  When it hit, it was almost like a spasm.  It racked my body and put me in tears the pain was so bad.  The first doctor acted annoyed that the Loratab/Morphine combo wasn't working.  I never asked for anything stronger.  They switched to stronger pain meds and I can say all they ever did was make me sleepy.  It never took the pain away.  My right lung was infarcted.  We released that doctor and got a pulmonary doctor on my case.  He started me on a muscle relaxer.  Once I was able to get air moving into that lower lobe, it made all the difference in the world. 

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