Very scared 22 years old

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Hey I'm very worried .

I keep getting chest arm finger and neck rib ect pains (horrible) these started last week but worse this week finger pain is the worse so far so painful I went to doctors he checked my oxygen which was 90 I freaked out he said it could be my cold hand he asked me to keep taking deep breaths I took about 8 before it went up to 98 and kept dropping back to 94 ect .

He sent me to hospital to check for a blood clot hospital refused because my oxygen there was 96-98 and my heart rate was fast that's all they could see I have been having really bad breathlessness laterly just walking up stairs or around the corner I'm huffing and puffing I'm only slim so not over weight or anything I walk everywhere so not unfit I'm really worried I have a blood clot and been refused in the nurses words "the doctor won't check you for a clot because your in child bearing years and too young to have one " I'm 22 woth two children ! I know I could have one but they don't care to make it worse I have anxoety so it's now causing panic attacks and making the breathing problems worse

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    Hey Steph.try not to panic 😊 what kind of

    Doctor do you have? Sound useless. What do they know? I had a pe at 16 and my 2nd at 32 last October. They said that was young,but that's after my heart stopped and I was rushed to hospital.

    Do you have any pains in either leg or chest? I had pain for 4 weeks and breathlessness which steadily got worse. Went to gp and suggested a clot 2 days before I collapsed. His checks said no clot so sent me away.

    Then I spent 2 weeks in hospital with the docs suggesting cutting my chest open.fortunately this didn't happen.

    Its imperative you put real pressure on your gp or even ring 111 and tell them and get an out of hours doc to see you.

    Its a very tricky situation but you need to demand it. Remember its your life,not theirs!

    As for the oxygen levels,mine were 98 too. So that's nothing to go by.

    Maybe see another gp and go by your instincts...

    Take care and let us know.

    X

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    Hi

    Sorry to hear you're not feeling too good.

    I'd go back to the hospital and tell them it's continuing and you'd like a 2nd opinion.

    Not to scare you as hopefully you are ok but all my results were ok but the blood test, chest X-ray and MRI scan showed multiple clots on my lungs in January. Mine were caused by a trigger- immobile after an op.

    Hopefully it's something quite simple. Maybe they took other factors into account, like was there a trigger.

    If you're worried then go back.

    Good luck

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      The thing is while I was there they was explaining they only deal with emergency like life threatening and my doctor was in the wrong for sending me there so they basically shoo'd me out and rolled there eyes back it wasn't my fault it was my doctors but our hospitak is known for miss diagnosing ect not like a&e was full either it was practically empty 😐 now I'm left in pain with anxiety that I'm been miss diagnosed
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    I believe it is one of the subjects that many Doctors know nothing about and when you land in hospital you get the duty Consultant who probably specialises in something else. Having had two lots of PE, Septicimia and a Heart Attack plus biopsies for prostate cancer in the last 18 months, I only found one Hospital Doctor who was really thorough in his investigations, the rest were too concerned to clear beds and send you away saying the pains will get less. To cap it all last week my Doctor says you will have to wait at least 12 months for your body to recover from that lot. So i am looking forward to a Summer of chest pains, no breath, sore calf and knee etc, Maybe someone one here can help Steph and I plus others know how to get a second opinion and who is an expert in this field.

    Just remember keep smiling and taking the tablets there are always others worse off.

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      I haven't been given any tablets they sent me home saying I'm too young to have copd or a blood clot or whatever my doctor thought I had im so sorry you have been through all of that
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      So sorry to hear you've had such a rough ride over the last 18 months. I hope your summer isn't as bad as you think.

      I'm not a doctor or specialist etc. I'm sadly just a sufferer. I had Dvt in 2003 and was told I had poor circulation and go to the gym or wear support tights! I was 33 at the time...& said no chance but did go to the gym and carried on as normal except I did keep going back to the doctors as my leg was swelling and I'd had a bruise for weeks that wasn't going. Four visits to the doctors later and I was told if I still had the same feelings the following day go to A&E.

      I did at 8pm the following night - by 8:30pm I'd been admitted. The whole of my left leg was clotted and where I'd been told to go to the gym , the clot had broken off to my lungs!

      Unfortunately 12 years later and numerous long haul flights later I now have bilateral blood clots in the main pulmonary arteries of my lungs due to being immobile for 8 weeks after an op. The doctors gave me 3 weeks worth of heparin instead of 2 due to my history but in week 5 I started to have palpitations and was out of breath...

      Unfortunately I can't offer any help but maybe just some support as a fellow suffer.

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      I would keep going back to either your doctors or A&E. Maybe your doctors could do a blood test for you??

      This time round I was referred to the ambulatory care unit rather than A&E - it's a unit set up to relieve A&E of patients that they think they know what might be wrong and ones they can possibly release. They thought I was going to have a blood test , find everything was ok and send me on my way as all my tests were fine... It was the blood test that showed mine.

      I'd just keep going back to one of them if you're sure they're not doing what they should be doing.

      Good luck

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    Hi Steph,

    I'm 22 and am currently in hospital being treated for a pe!

    Get yourself to a and e asap!

    Good luck x

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      Really ? Aww bless you hun hope your ok .thing is if I go to a&e again there going to just have ago basically got told they only deal with people that are having heart attacks ect and they don't think im.having one ect ect my doctor sent me for a reason my oxegeon was 90% and I have been having all these pains and out of breathlessness and breathing problems I'm so scared because I know people our age can get them iv heard stories about my a&e here missing loads with them until it's nearly too late a women even went into cardiac arrest I'm so scared and I feel sick xx
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    Hey stephx definately DO NOT panic. did you have your new test results? Please do update us and let us know how you are doing.

     

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    You should ask for a blood test if still concerned 
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      What do I do though because when I ask for thing sy doctor sends me to hospital and my hospital want me back at doctors it's like a case of run around get nothing done or leave it ad see if I survive or not it's no way to live 😯 I can't win either way
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      Hi,

      Can you ask your doctors do the blood test for you? Maybe try asking for an INR blood test. You'd need to phone the surgery, maybe ask for a phone call from a doctor?

      Do you have a local walk in centre you could go to? Does your hospital have an ambulatory care unit? My doctor referred me to them & not A&E.

      Hope they do the tests for you. But you do need to try and remain as calm as you can.

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      No I don't think our hospital does they don't have anything I don't even think they know what they are doing to be honest walk in centre yes but they have ago at you a lot and are useless .

      If I ring doctors they always say doctor is too busy to talk and blood will be like two weeks from now it's all messed up and I feel there useless I might wait until payday at end of the month and go to bupa xx

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      If you're still worried I woul wait. Other option is to complain to your surgery if you feel you're not getting the care.
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