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I need to know some things about it as I have a horrendous fear of blood clots and pulmonary embolisms.
I'm 30, female, Hypthyroid (medicated), don't drink, never smoked, sedentary lifestyle (work at home but do go for a half hour walk, and do house chores and get up every so often to move about). Suffer with anxiety and depression, and I'm on Propranolol 80mg slow release (they are a beta blocker) for my anxiety. (NOT on any Contraceptive pill in many years)
Anyway, the last week I've felt a little short of breath, a little restricted in my upper chest area and throat. Not as bad this week, eased up a bit, gets worse when I'm stressed or anxious, just tightens up my chest and back shoulder blades. I don't get chest pains or anything, I just get aches and pains all over, but nothing severe or painful or debilitating. It' really only my back left shoulder blade that aches and is tender, but had that for months.
I've had blood tests regularly last few months for many things as I suffer with IBS, I also had about 5 ECG's in the last 7 months, last one being 2 months ago. A month ago I had a 24hr heart monitor as well, so not sure if any of that counts. I also have an Oximeter and my daily readings of SPo2 are 96-99% (if that means anything).
I also seen my doctor last Wednesday about my shortness of breath, that it just felt tight and restricted, but not to the point where I couldn't take a deep breath in or that is was a struggle to do anything with it. It mostly occurred at night, and when something was very stressful it would flare up slightly. He checked my chest and back with a stethoscope, said it sounded fine, and checked my blood pressure which was also fine. My temperature is normal from what I can tell at 97.7-98.0.
I have a terrible fear of blood clots and I'm really scared about Pulmonary Embolisms, and I wanted to ask somewhere about my breathing, I'm frightened it could be a PE?
Am I at risk?
Is this a Pulmonary Embolism?
Anyone had one and what were the symptoms?
I'm very scared and very anxious about the whole thing, and because I have such severe healthy anxiety (enough that I'm on Beta Blockers), blood clots and PE's terrify me or that I might have one, and I went on Google and searched it, and read all the horrifying stories related to it, so now I've made myself worse doing that but thought I'd ask here to see if it may be more of a calmer place to ask. Sorry for asking again. Just want to ask questions, gather information, maybe help in some way.
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