Sharp pain at the back of my lungs.....should I be concerned?

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I am still new to all of this. It's been two weeks since my discharge our of hospital where I was tested for bilateral PE and DVT in my right leg. I am on Warfarin and my NRI is wurhin limit. Today I had to take my mom to an eye specialist and I had to load and unload her Wheelchair. Since then I have been experiencing Sharp pain in both my lungs but no chest pain or shortness of breath. Should I be concerned? It's been bad and I took two painkillers and feel a bit better. Feel so drained.

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    Hi Mardie 

    I think it's really common to feel pain after anything strenuous, esp since its such a recent diagnosis. 

    Been reading loads about PEs. Recovery is so individual and most important thing is to listen to your body. i went to brush my teeth this morning and had to come lie down after, everything seems like such an effort, even eating. just take it really easy and do a little when you can. i was diagnosed on monday after feeling ill for ages.

    hope you feel better soon. 

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    Hi Mardie. As Paul says everyone is different but this sounds normal. So early in your recovery you can't be doing lifting. The pain is your body complaining. Like Paul said even small things are hard some days. Early on I would get exhasted just having a shower. Had to get a plastic stool to sit on in the end!!!. I am ok now but was diagnosed last August and only just feeling better. little steps to start with. Good luck 😊

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      Thank you Lizzie.  Really got a fright with the sharp pain as it lasted about 3-4 seconds at a time...I am a very active person, not sure yet how I am going to deal with all this.....I am currently drinking cod liver oil to build up my lungs.  

      Thank you for your support.

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    Hi mardie,

    I'm also new to this, I'm 3 1/2 months in after being diagnosed pretty similar to you, only difference DVT was in left calf muscle. Now what I have been told by my GP and what to look out for, basically I was told that If I'm not passing out, chest pain or finding it extremely hard to breath I will be fine The tiredness and breathlesness could take anywhere from 6 - 12 + months to pass. I was told that PE's can be life threatening and an ambulance should be called immedietely if you are passing out, chest pain and the great difficulty in breathing.

    I also suffer from angina and get frequent chest pain but "apparently" I have been informed by emergency doctors. that  PE's can produce that type of chest pain as well, as mine usually is dull and heavy then crushing feeling, sometimes I will get the sharp,stabbing burning feelings accross the chest and the back, (text book PE pain)

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      That is a good description of the feeling I had crushing . 1 year on I still get a bit if back pain after walking any distance. Good luck everyone. Just have to be patient it will take as long as it takes. Some people on here have gone back to normal exercise within weeks. I don't think that is the majority though.💜

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