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I am 22 years old. I made a post like this before, but I've had a few new symptoms so I'd just like to see if anyone else experienced this will their embolism. First let me preface this by saying I understand no one on here can definitely tell me whether I have a PE or not, and I know the best course of action would be to see a doctor (I have but she has not suspected a blood clot). For about 3 months I have been experiencing intermittent moderate chest and shoulder pressure on my left side. It can be felt from my left chest to my left upper abdomen. I also have been feeling random split-second needle like sensations in that same general area. I wouldn't describe these sensations as painful. I would say they are more uncomfortable and almost like an itchy feeling for a split second. In addition, sometimes I feel a "bubbling" sensation in my chest/upper abdomen. I also have been experiencing random increases in heart rate that are exaggerated from going from a sitting position to a standing position. This increase in heart rate seems to come on randomly. The time period when the rate will jump significantly with movement can last anywhere from an hour to a day or days. This could be due to a combination of anxiety and dehydration because I definitely do not drink enough water, but I thought I'd list it. Full disclosure: I have a history of anxiety and panic attacks. Once this pressure comes on and my heart rate increases, I feel funny and a little disoriented but I think these symptoms are from the panic. I have been to my doctor about this. She has run several tests and does not seem to think it is anything serious. I think her diagnosis is pretty much GERD and indigestion. However, I don't think she has considered a possible blood clot. She has not run a d-dimer test. I have also recently been experiencing this dry, weird feeling in my throat and upper chest that almost feels like I can't breathe. It usually happens when I get up and walk around or do something. It will only last for literally a split second while inhaling, so it may not actually be shortness of breath. Can anyone with personal experience with a pulmonary embolism tell me how similar their symptoms were to mine? I have health anxiety and always freak myself out. I appreciate all positive input. Again, I understand no one on here can actually diagnose me. Thank you!
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