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LadyBug0113
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   Posted 5/27/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
So Ive been having trouble breathing lately. Its an on and off thing. I quit smoking because of it, haven't had a single hit since last Thursday morning. But I'm afraid I have like a blood clot in my lung? How would you know if you did? Like would it be on and off or would it be a constant thing. Should I go to the ER? I'm pretty sure they're getting sick of my face. I hate this whole paranoid scared stuff but I never know whats real.

P-Fit
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   Posted 5/27/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Call your Dr and see what they say. If they direct you to the ER dont feel embarrassed. I know my EMT people by name. They came to see me a lot last year. Hang in there LadyBug!
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Aries8
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   Posted 5/27/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, I would run it by the doctor's office. That can be a symptom of anxiety and it's more likely that, but just to put your mind at ease, call the doc. Let us know what they say! Go on, call now....
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stkitt
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   Posted 5/27/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Ladybug

Pulmonary embolism ( blood clot) symptoms can vary greatly, depending on how much of your lung is involved, the size of the clot and your overall health — especially the presence or absence of underlying lung disease or heart disease.

Common signs and symptoms include:

Sudden shortness of breath, either when you're active or at rest.

Chest pain that often mimics a heart attack. The pain can occur anywhere in your chest and may radiate to your shoulder, arm, neck or jaw. It may be sharp and stabbing or aching and dull and may become worse when you breathe deeply (pleurisy), cough, eat, bend or stoop. The pain will get worse with exertion but won't go away when you rest.

A cough that produces bloody or blood-streaked sputum.

Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia).

Other signs and symptoms that can occur with pulmonary embolism include:  Wheezing, Leg swelling, Clammy or bluish-colored skin, Excessive sweating, Anxiety, Weak pulse, Lightheadedness or fainting and Fever. (Reference Mayo)

I strongly agree with the other members, if you suspect you have a blood clot in your lung, call you Doctor.

Take care and good for you on stopping the smoking.

Kitt

 


 

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LadyBug0113
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   Posted 5/27/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
hey guys thanks for the advice. i wasnt able to talk to the doctor so my mom is taking me to the ER right now...ill llet you know how it goes

LadyBug0113
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   Posted 5/27/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
im back! turns out i am just crazy lol! they took my blood (ugh) and did an ultra sound on my calf....my blood work came back really good and there was no clot in my calf so they didnt put me through radiation to see if i had anything. i feel alot better now...i mean i'm down $125 but i feel better so thats good right

Aries8
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   Posted 5/27/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, can't put a price on feeling good! I'm so glad you got it taken care of. Now you can relax. Did they say your breathing problems were probably from anxiety? Be careful. These symptoms can get out of hand with added fear. Now that you know there's no blood clot, relax. I'm really happy for you!
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LadyBug0113
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   Posted 5/27/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah they think its from the anxiety, she also said quitting smoking can throw off your breathing. And i gained 25lbs while on Zoloft so that too may have a factor in the whole breathing problem, needless to say there are many things working against me! But thank you so much for your support =D

stkitt
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   Posted 5/28/2009 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   

I am glad to hear there was not blood clot.  You are right, the weight gain, the smoking and the anxiety are all causes for increased anxiety as well as the difficulty with breathing. 

It is good to leave the fear and anxiety behind you !

((((((((hugs)))))))))

Kitt


 

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P-Fit
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   Posted 5/28/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad to hear you are ok. I was thinking about you last night. Have a great day today!! smilewinkgrin
LadyBug0113 said...
im back! turns out i am just crazy lol! they took my blood (ugh) and did an ultra sound on my calf....my blood work came back really good and there was no clot in my calf so they didnt put me through radiation to see if i had anything. i feel alot better now...i mean i'm down $125 but i feel better so thats good right

Dee-39yrs old wife and mom of 3 boys
UC/PTSD/Panic Attacks/Depression/myofacial pain syndrome 07-09-750mg colozal/1,000mg canasa/.6mg clonazepam, 2.5mg Lexapro-/Fioricet/Prilosec OTC-2x daily, Triple Strength Fish Oils/Colonoscopies-4
 


dixibella
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   Posted 5/29/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad to hear you got it cleared up at the ER. This is one of my biggest fears and when I have trouble breathing or my leg cramps get bad I start to freak out and think I've got blood clots. Its always better to be safe than sorry! Its tough to just sit out those feelings once you've determined its anxiety, its amazing what our brains can do to us!
I hope you can get your anxiety level down and good for you for quitting smoking!!! That's excellent!
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