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This is a thankyou and goodbye.
I had a PE exactly a year ago whilst abroad. The only explanation was long haul travel, nothing found anywhere except my lung! I spent a year full of anxiety, fear and self obsession which is not me at all. I constantly thought I was going to die of a clot, heart attack or stroke!
The blood thinner did make me feel dizzy, yes I did ache in my side on and off but it was my mental state that was worse.
My GP took months to refer me and only after my badgering and numerous "I have this symptom today" calls.
Insist on it, my consultant was fantastic, she gave me full info, I had more tests and I felt stronger to cope.
This forum was my link to real dialogue, so many had the same fears as me. So many of you had it harder than me and for my whining I could be ashamed but no it was my personal ordeal.
I have now had a full year since it happened. I have flown short flights with no meds required, travelled long haul again and taken blood thinners for the flight, wore flight socks, had no alcohol and walked around - and I am safe.
I am now moving on but THANK YOU all for being there.
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