Tachycardia and Pulmonary embolism

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To those who suffered from pulmonary embolism, did you have sinus tachycardia? Does your heart rate increase with minimal exertion? Does doing house chores leave you breathless and tachycardic? I have been experiencing sinus tachycardia with minimal exertion and thought it might be PE. I wore a holter monitor once and it showed that I had 238 sinus tachys in one day. When I lay down, my heart rate is pretty normal from 70-80 bpm. But when I stand and walk it shoots up to 100-130 and remains in that range as long as I am up but goes down when i sit or lay down. I get breathless too. What's your thoughts?

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    After 5 months of 5mg of Apixaban my multiple clots in my lungs are clear. However, I am breathless most of the time, have had a continuous sore throat for two months and am struggling to regulate my body temperature - I am either literally dripping with sweat after minimal exertion or freezing cold. I haven't been tested for anything other than dye CT scans but am getting frustrated now

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      Hi darren,

      I was diagnosed with blood clot(s) in june and was put on apixaban for 3 months but, after a month it made me ill so I stopped taking it. I am sweating a lot even though the weather no longer hot, it is getting really worrying also, every so often I feel like I have cold then it disappears. I will be interested to see if you find out whether the sweating is connected with bloot clots.

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    Before treatment my heart would shoot up all the time. Even when I was sitting down or in bed. But now a few months into treatment, that has stopped. But I sometimes get sinus tachycardia, it was bad in the first 2 months of treatment,  it has got a bit better now though. I find it is worse at certain times of the month. At the beginning of treatment it would go up to 145, now it doesn’t go above 120. It is quite a slow process, unfortunately. The breathlessness will get a bit better too, again though, it takes a while, depending on how much damage the PEs have done.
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    I got the same issue , when I had my first blood clot last July 2017, I was put on Eliquis for six months had no problem. I was taken off after 6 months and had another pe clot with in 2 months. I am back on Eliquis but this time around I being having tacycardia some days but it not as bad in the beginning I was going to the ER a least once a week because of was having bad palpitations and tachycardia my heart rate had went up to 167 while I was in the emergency room they told me that it was palpitations and to lay still eventually it went down. I went to a heart specialist and had a stress test done worse a heart monitor and it came back normal. My cardiologist told me that my palpitations were benign nothing alarming he told me to excercise so I being walking and its being helping my heart rate go down some because for awhile it would stay around 92-100 at rest when I went to the doctor last week it was at 82 at rest. I've been drinking alot of water and exercising that has seem to help some but when I start to ovulate my heart rate goes up some. For some reason I can always hear my heart beating all the time but before I had these clots I didn't have that problem is this normal?

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