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I've always had chest pain and upper back spasms with tight breathing due to costochondritis and anxiety. When it started up again this past week my doc ran a d-dimer and it was elevated at 1630. My chest CT showed a tiny subsegmental pulmonary embolism in each lung. They put me on eliquis and told me they weren't too concerned with the clots as they were dissolving and really tiny but more concerned with why and future issues. I also have lyme disease so that could be why. I hate eliquis. Makes me feel out of it and awful. Getting a lot of side effects with memory and muscle pains. And I don't know if my chest, tight breathing and back pain is related to this at all. Sometimes the pain is better, sometimes awful, it moves around and if I get my back massaged it really spasms. My anxietys through the roof. Any opinions? Any alternative to the yucky eliquis? Any natural remedies? Thank you.
I should mention this followed a period of extreme stress. A tree fell on our house during a storm and my daughter was diagnosed with a mental issue.
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