Stayed on warfarin for about 6 months, then they took me off of it. I've done ok lately but in the last few days have started having a heavy chest, can't focus, light headed and dizzy, depressed, disoriented, headaches etc Just not myself. Pulmonary embolisms usually are not removed because the body eventually reabsorbs the clot over time. I am only 52. I knew the basics since I help caretake my Mother but nothing prepared me for the physical ramifications of what I would experience or continue to experience. My question is, did anyone get prescribed Xarelto? Always fatigued and tired. Once your medical team has decided that you are safe and stable you may be allowed to use the restroom. Unfortunately, I have been doing a lot of self blaming when I have a bad evening and feeling I must have overdone it during the day, (at most I have done a slow 3km walk) but I am comforted to know from others here that that is the nature of the beast. He directed us to a bed and told Pete not to move around. I am feeling fine except for the continuing reflux, which is temporarily worse because I'm avoiding taking Zantac as it interacts badly with warfarin. When I move into the gasping mode I'm done. Having more body fat means there are more lipids in the blood, which increases the risk of developing blood clots. He said it is negative and is sending me back to my cardiologist and referring me to a new vocal cord specialist (first one told me my cord was 'aged'! Really great article that answers a lot of my questions about what I am going through (EP 4 months ago). "Pressures" feel like someone is gently pressing on my chest with four fingers. This page is awesome! So, after having been on coumidin for 2 years , I'm going to stop it next week for 5 days until surgery and will resume it a day after surgery plus lovinox for 10-12 days following surgery. I wonder if it will ever stop and i will get back to a normal life, i had both my lungs collapse and spent 3 months in ICU. When Pete was discharged they could not keep his warfarin level to the theraputic requirement. I knew, though, that I needed to be there—and that the ER doctors would likely save my life. I am intrigued because I had recovery symptoms for about two years. In some cases death. Blood clots are rare in young, healthy people. I'm seeing a hemotologist next month. I went to the emergency room a bunch of times. Everyone else in the ward was complaining about how cold it was. You will note in the stories and comments here that it can be a little bit different for everyone, even though we all face similar issues. I have been off of the warfarin for four weeks now and my heart rate fluctuates between 70 and 90 beats. I was sent home two days ago with Xarelto and I'm still having chest pains, in new places. The evil clots appear in our healthy blood vessels and obstruct our blood. I had a job as a sports photographer most would have dreamed of. When you will be encouraged to walk the unit is based on what residual heart damage is found and how your body is faring. I hope someday I can let go of these feelings that I need to watch him so closely and just let him live his life. I am mildly autistic and sometimes it takes a while for me to process information. I'm exhausted all of the time. I am not threatening you, but it is true. Recovery time depends on the size and seriousness of the clot, your overall wellness, and your health history. This is a great article that I am sure helps many people, like myself to deal with the after effects of the blood clot problems. I met with surgeon (he removed my gullbladder several years ago) and he will remove my lipomas and take a look around my abdominal area via liproscopic surgery. I should add that I'm a New Zealander, with the benefit of free hospital care. Grillet F, et al. These tests should include a doppler (ultrasound) of your legs (both calf and thigh areas) to check for additional clots and an echocardiogram to evaluate damage that may have been done to your heart. I am on Arixtra. Thanks :-). The ER checked my vitals. Be your own advocate until you feel like you have gotten the best care that you can get. Life was going on as usual. All I remember is, on the fateful day, feeling a bit dizzy - then I began struggling for air. But I still have a persistent cough, and will cough if I try and get a deep breath. Also, some symptoms interfere with living or are dangerous. My friend thinks I am an evolving life form! I was cleared to return part time to my desk job next week. Grandparents and other relatives live past 100. Warfarin has to be at a fairly precise level in order to work well. If you are diagnosed with a PE you are one of the lucky ones. I had most of my lungs where covered in clots. I was discharged a week ago from the hospital. Three weeks is still very early in the recovery process for most people Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. Lena Welch (author) from USA on November 25, 2015: Interesting article. When you have obstructions in the arteries inside your lungs, your heart must work harder to push blood through those vessels, which increases blood pressure and eventually weakens your heart. I made a drive to and from Michigan to get stuff from grampa's house last weekend. Make a donation. Ferri FF. Anise oil is often used as a muscle relaxant and anti … Hope that helps, but I'm really worried that this is the way it's going to be forever. To all who write in: DO NOT GIVE UP. It was an excellent read I too had a pe and suffer from asthma like symptoms and the cramp like pain you experienced. Maybe I will wake up one morning and think "Good grief, I almost died!" Bed rest will remain a large part of your day. This may mean an exercise plan, gradual return to work, or medications to help specific symptoms. Accessed Nov. 16, 2019. Thank you very much for this article. Two weeks later I was back in the ER feeling as though I was having a heart attack. Blood in sputum is a symptom of PE according to the major websites. I am wondering if it could be an event that occurred over six months ago. The symptoms that helped diagnose the embolism are some of the same things that will be experiences after the diagnosis of the embolism. As there is initial lung damage caused it further leads to scarring of lungs. They sent me through to the emergency department, where about six doctors came and went and all asked me the same questions. I recently found myself in the hospital for severe obdominal pain (just below sternum and left an inch). Accessed Nov. 16, 2019. My most recent dx because of the SOB and chest pain has been bronchitis with left side pleuricy. Recovering from pulmonary embolism will take some work, both on your doctor’s part and on yours. This never worked, he got worse. I thought it was overly warm but I was sweating so much that eventually the wet bedclothes made me cold. The Lancet. Placed on Zarelto. Was told most likely would not make it alive. Training for me meant plain and simple walking. Today, I need to sleep about 10 hours a night compared to 6 hours before. They also think another injury caused the second clot in the same place as there was one very old and one new. The average hospital stay length is between five and seven days. Dr. Says not side effects of the medication I am on...Xarelto. When the tissues of our body are injured, excessive blood loss is prevented by the clotting of blood. I pushed my pulmonologist when he blew me off (I'm a nurse and will not accept that for my patients, won't for myself either!) This had a major effect on Pete as he was getting slightly better but when he INR was too low he went back to being very ill again. I am determined to get someone to listen to these symptoms and get an answer for me. So, I am suffering from residual effects and after all the test coming back normal I keep telling myself they have to be missing something because I shouldn't feel this way if what they say is true. Recovery can take some time. I keep trying to find help with the cost, but nobody can help me. You should be active and more careful in case you have undergone recent surgery on legs or hips. I am a medical practitioner myself and I must say first off that this training does not help you for this post PE recovery. I still have battles with breathing. jean. I've read that it happens to people a whole lot. I stayed 2 weeks in ICU. I had every side effect on the Zeralto, back pain, body aches, my fingers even hurt, it felt like I had the flu for 6 months, I was too tired to work. An individual suffering from blood clot in lung is likely to experience chest pain under … I thought I was having a heart attack. Heparin is a regularly used anticoagulant for pulmonary embolism (PE) which can be given via the vein or instilled beneath the skin. Now, a year later, I manage to walk about 5 miles and even to jog slowly nearly 2 miles. https://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/prevention/disease/bloodclots.html. Open Embolectomy. My PEs occurred last week and I have been trying to figure out what caused the clots. Doc did CT scan put me in the ambulance with heparin IV to next larger town to Hospital with a Heart/Pulmonary unit. Six months down the track, I still have symptoms. I'm currently pregnant, take lifelong warfarin yet I've just suffered with another pe. Why does it work? I will be on anti-coagulants for the rest of my life. BLood clots both sides of lungs But they caught it in time so I'll be out soon. I am thankful I do not have to take Zeralto anymore, due to the terrible side effects I suffered. I have been on drugs for my Rheumatoid Arthritis for 10 years and I smoked (hoping I've quit for good this time) and I'm obese. She said I may not have the oxygen capacity in my lungs I had prior to the PE. I've been diagnosed with heterozygous factor V Leiden and MTHFR (or something like that, I always mix up the letters). Despite physical therapy 3 times a week to increase my endurance, I have remained short of breath with activity. It was successful, and now I am on blood thinners for the rest of my life. I was feeling rough (a say this with a chuckle, as we all seem to feel off after this happens) and mentioned it to my doctor. What scares me Ive been back in ER for what they call Sincope. This prevents oxygen from reaching the lungs and makes the heart have to put more effort into pushing blood through the lungs. Should I be concerned by this new pain? I trust God but it is still scary and sad. If you have a life-threatening pulmonary embolism, our surgeons may need to perform an open embolectomy using general anesthesia. I was let out of hospital in august and still have major chest pain shortness of breath. I started feeling a lot better when I stopped it. Thank you for your very helpful advice. I was scared but went home. “Recovery from lung damage takes time,” Galiatsatos says. If the clot breaks loose and moves through the bloodstream, its called a venous thromboembolism (VTE) and may represent a life-threatening condition. My (worthless) advice is don't get too wrapped around the axle about various numbers unless they change or hit some obvious bad zone. Lena Welch (author) from USA on January 25, 2014: Thank you! It works quickly and is frequently overlapped for numerous days with a sonant anticoagulant, like … It caught me off guard, but luckily I'm Facebook savvy and found a pe group online to ask questions of long time blood clot survivors. So, in the meantime I am waiting to see if I will ever be 100% again I guess that can be part of my depression although I don't really feel depressed! A lobectomy—removal of a lobe in a lung—is major surgery usually offered as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). That was extremely helpful, just knowing that what I am experiencing is normal symptoms to PE so not so alarming - thank you for taking the time to help others with PE. The Dr. doesn't know for sure what is going on but believes that these sensations are a result of enzymes breaking down the clots and being reabsorbed. Learn why that’s concerning, how to treat them and whether they can be prevented. I tested positive for heart disease. it can be done. For more details you can definitely visit http://www.cupissima.com online. The doctors suspect that my birth control and yet to be discovered genetic factors are to blame. They're done heart scan (no damage). It looks really painful, health is underrated by most people, I hope I can quit smoking, now , seeing what a patient of this decease can go through is no joke, why would I poison myself?.. Not sure what caused them at this point. AskMayoExpert. It typically takes multiple trips for a PE diagnosis. Your old clots will be dissolved by enzymes in your body or they will be sealed off like a pearl. All tests show no cause after brain, gastro, kidney and liver scans. The pain became so bad for him that he couldn't walk to the kitchen without being out of breath. Great site. I’ve been hospitalized numerous times with blood clots in my lungs. Your doctor might suggest the following to help prevent blood clots during travel: Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. A blood clot can be a life-changing diagnosis for many people, and the path to healing is a little bit different for everyone. It is only for 1 to 3 minutes and was only when he would start coughing. Hello again! Because of the severity of the blood clots I had, I was told I'm looking at 3-5 years of having complications but that I need to try and push my lungs to make them stronger. Now we are just trying to piece together the puzzle. No matter how much i breathed I felt dizzier and dizzier. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/facts.html. The good news is that while you don't want a high INR read, the chance of bleeding to death is still very very very low. Everything was fine until June when I landed back in with IR of 1.2. Above all talk to your doctor. Gasping is my term for breathing harder and faster than what ordinarily would be expected. After surgery 40 yrs ago had a PE. Now I'm back to low level mountain biking. My story in detailed in prior pages. have been out of work for 3 months but that is also due to the broken hip recovery as well as the pe. I intend to present them with a list of questions a mile long! Pete did have an accident when he was 14 when he fell down the side of a train which would explain this. I am 49. I get a fullness up into my neck like it is going to burst with pain in my eye. AskMayoExpert. All is well here. After diagnosis in the ER, I was given warfarin & lovenox shots. I can't tell I had them physically but mentally it will always be there. I'm on warfarin (alternating 3 and 4 mg each day) Others feeling like this? I stayed 2 weeks in ICU. Apparently Coumadin doesn’t work for me. David. I've been evaluated for pulmonary hypertension, CHF, COPD, and reoccurring PE/DVT. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, what a sophisticated article and many comments and feedback. I am currently in the hospital for PE. It may be a while before I can work so finances worry me immensely as I have just got residency and we have little savings. Again, thank you for this amazing article that has brought so much relief to my weary soul. It is now 4 weeks post for me, and I have been frustrated at how some days seem so good and only a bit of paracetamol needed, and other days the oxycodone just barely holds the pain. This could be a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), which needs to be treated immediately. Walking up one flight of steps exhausted me. I've been super exhausted. Normal PFTs (while sitting), negative cardiac stress test though told at the end I had a VERY POOR exercise tolerance. People don't understand how difficult recovery is this time. Dec. 5, 2019. Some symptoms are side effects of treatment. Her articles typically focus on the medical sciences. I wonder if they have clots and find myself concerned that the twinge of pain is something more. I was so lost but began my research so I could once again start to live. I remember being woken around 4 am by a lab guy looking for blood. the night it happened I was on my way home when i just didn't feel right. Only allowed to "walk" as exercise for the next couple weeks, then I enter a local cardiac rehab program (as happened the last time, I also had afib during this episode). Perhaps they bruise in the same way that our skin does. Thanks for publishing this article it did help in parts but i still have so many questions i am 22 i was 21 when i was digonesed with factor v i was under warfrin and tinzaparin injections for a year now im free of PE but im constantly thinking i have them any suggestions of what the doctor can test me for thanks im from the uk. When questioned about warfarin/Coumadin, my hemotologist said the other drugs are newer and mostly for heart related issues. Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership is a company limited by guarantee 01863614 (England and Wales). It was found out after a sharp GP noticed my high pulse. Lena Welch (author) from USA on July 19, 2014: Always ask about new pain until you know your body. Once the PE is found, the patient will likely be placed on bed rest until the legs can be scanned to check for clots that might migrate. The breathing problems from that cause coughing, mild shortness of breath, chest pain, and fast heart rate. For a year now he has been passing out. You've definitely made being a survivor seem more manageable. I often think of my husband and daughter being alone in those times. Here are some things that you might experience once home: While these symptoms are common you should not dismiss them. If the patient enters under extreme duress, it can be a very scary start to recovery. There is no generic for it, so they charge both an arm and a leg. I am now having my blood checked every few days and am taking 5 mgs of warfarin every night. As per the study, half the people who, suffer Pulmonary embolism would not show any symptoms at all. In desperation we tried a chiropractor, he informed Pete that he would need £850 worth of sport massage to correct the problems with his 'back'. I was walking on uneven paving when the heel of my shoe got caught, I fell forward onto my knees and ended up with a small fracture to the tibial plateau of my right leg. Had to fire my Rheumy bc of her attitude and lack of knowledge about the drugs I'm on. While in the hospital I researched my diagnosis. com Or website www. We spent the first day at the hospital having various tests and a CAT scan. Thanks - I am very lucky and that is what I am trying to focus on. I felt a very heavy weight pressing on chest. The portions of lung served by each blocked artery are robbed of blood and may die. I've learnt more from you then I have the doctors, which I found myself becoming quite emotional & teary! Docs amazed kept telling me they were witnessing a miracle each day I survived. He said I had multiple clots in every single section of my lungs. It helps to know others have had this experience and lived to tell the tale. The only education they seem to have on the matter is what I've shared with them. There is no exact science to warfarin dosage. However, PE sometimes can occur without any evidence of DVT. Lena Welch (author) from USA on April 05, 2015: I am glad thattPA was there! My PE presented with severe (10/10) chest and lower back pain, so unusual in its waxing and waning nature that the ED doctor was convinced initially that I had renal stones and took a lot to be convinced otherwise until the D-dimer test cam back. Three weeks later I was in hospital again, with a similar but different episode. "Sparks" are like small electrical jolts that are sporadic and move around. I have battled with depression because of the inability to be as active as I was. Brain just shuts down. Good luck! They can test you to see if there are any new clots that have shown up. 2016; doi:10.1016/j.chest.2015.11.026. Only to find I had an extensive DVT and bilateral PE. For the first few weeks back to work if I did a lot of moving merchandise my chest would hurt as well as my shoulders. Being the now hypochondriac that I am, I went back and reviewed my blood work from my PE admission and discover my WBC has been above normal the whole time. These have been traced to Vocal Chord Dysfunction and possible Asthma/reactive airway disease. I was sent via ambulance to the ER after fainting and having seizures twice within 15 minutes. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. I tried, but did not have the stamina required for my job. If you need any info, let me know. Hello, I'm glad I found this site and its been useful although the story I have is different. My heart goes out to those who struggle with problems worse than mine. This went on for over a month and again a further 2 doctors visits sent him away with pneumonia. Had to cancel my holiday to Hawaii though. I wonder if I will have those symptoms forever as a legacy from the embolism. I was diagnosed with dvt in my right leg and bilateral pe in both lungs 3 months ago. If the patient enters under extreme duress, it can be a very scary start to recovery. After a pulmonary embolism the body spends a lot of energy on healing the heart and lungs. Also, if you aren't feeling well work with your doctor to get better. Sudden collapse and death are often attributed to an embolism. I think this is an incredible achievement and a truly selfless act of kindness, and I know we all appreciate it. Oxygen was low, blood pressure was up, heart rate was up and my skin was pale and cold. A PE is usually a VTE that travels from the leg to the lungs. Two weeks later I was back in the ER feeling as though I was having a heart attack. I don't know how they handle it when there are already heart concerns. I don't have much. What Causes Blood Clots In Lungs After Surgery? Both chronic and accute. I've also experienced chest sensations throughout my recovery that I can't find any information on. Lying still required a lot of painkillers. Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/venous-thromboembolism. Ask your doctor if you have restrictions but know that often exercise and sexual activity are safe as long as you listen to your body. Debra Turner Bryant. A pulmonary embolism is when a blood clot lodges itself in the lung or lungs. The major complication of anticoagulation is bleeding. not used to even minor shortness of breath and I LIVE ALONE. While most people recover from blood clots and are able to return to the activities they enjoy, everyone recovers at their own pace. 10-30% is huge variation. Today I still have quite a bit of SOB and my oxygen SATs remain between 94 and 96%. MAKE THEM LISTEN TO YOU. Just take your meds faithfully at the same time everyday. Your guide to preventing and treating blood clots. However, prompt treatment greatly reduces the risk of death. I really appreciate the information on what I can generally expect on my recovery. All in all, life won't change too much. If you are bedridden, sick, or in surgery make sure that a doctor knows of your history and take steps to prevent clots before they happen. I could feel intense pressure and throbbing in my ears, kind of like a displaced headache. I was just curious if anyone else uses this medication for PE and what your thoughts were. "For most patients, the recommendation is they go on some form of anticoagulant [blood thinner] for at least three to six months, Shafazand says. Was in a wheelchair for 9 months in a nursing home. I am glad you had your doc check it out thought! I'd had a pretty bad bike crash on the same leg as the clot. They tested him for a kidney infection which was clear and gave him pain killers. You learn to live with the physical symptoms and setbacks. I only have heterozygous Factor V Leiden. Possibly 10. This is very helpful. Chest pain. I am not an alarmist, but wonder if I should be? This will give you a lot more freedom and will be a large step in your pulmonary embolism recovery. 10 months later he is still on 9 to 10mg of warfarin, he's still pale and tired and it feels like he will never get better. Was in for a few days then released. My story is similar to many, more severe than some, and a relative walk in the park compared to others. I am not "sick" (I do not have a cold, ear infection, or sinus infection), but I do feel severely run down and lethargic. Good news is that so much is known about warfarin. This resulted in part of my lung dying. So my question is, has anyone else experienced something similar and if so, how long does it last? This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here. In September 2013 I had a massive cerebral venous clot extending to my jugular and pulmonary emboli to 4 out of 5 of the lobes of my lungs. Every several weeks, if I feel any pain in my legs or breathing issues, I start to get anxious and wonder if I'm getting another DVT or PE. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Blood clots can be a lot to recover from, both physically and emotionally. I had always thought that hospital stays would be miserable and that going home would be a relief. © 1998-2021 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). Before the broken hip I was a keen road cyclist thinking nothing of riding 100 miles. I thought it was a lot of fuss about nothing because I was feeling fine, just a little bit breathless if I walked too far. No chest pain no breathing problems. So far, it hasn't been. I was a smoker and still have a drag off hubbies but am doing well on patches and trying to stop. I'm a believer is working at getting healthy. I was in the hospital for 4 days. Blood clots most often start in the legs and travel up through the right side of the heart and into the lungs. I have been very lucky as my only symptoms were shortness of breath a few months ago and most recently a swollen leg. The lungs consist of air sacs that get filled with fluid thus limiting their capacity to carry oxygen. You will need to have an appointment set up with your primary care physician or hematologist that is monitoring your case. Okay, that means only 1 driving break each way. Then started having chest pain on Friday & have been told I have PE. I was told I had 4 clots in my right lung and 2 in my left. Pulmonary embolism. The hospital will take vitals and possibly do any of the following: EKG, chest x ray, D-dimer, other blood work, contrast spiral CT, ultrasound, oxygen measurements. I just brought this page to the attention of new members at the DailyStrength forum. Bilateral pulmonary embolism recovery time, for example, is longer than an acute embolism as there are blood clots in each lung. Although anyone can develop blood clots and subsequent pulmonary embolism, certain factors can increase your risk. Went to er because of severe calf pain, swelling and shortness of breath. The doctor changed his medications around but he passes out when breathing a bit hard. Percutaneous embolectomy involves directly removing the clot through the small catheter. The best diagnostic test is a spiral CT with contrast dye. thought it was another anxiety attack but turned out to be something this dangerous. The ability to walk means that you can do toiletting with more independance and will no longer have to use a bed pan. That's the thing.. they never really made a fuss about my diagnosis, that made my partner think that nothing will happen to me. My heart rate is still higher than what it used to be, but, it is down from where it was last July. I now realize I am so lucky to be alive. I bruise easily, but that is normal on warfarin. Blood clots can cause life-threatening events like strokes. If the patient finally has an answer to mysterious symptoms the diagnosis may be a relief. I’m looking forward to this. That was my first night. Within an hour, Pete was blue lighted by ambulance to the Royal Free Hospital in London. I'm only being checked monthly for my INR. Doctors think my big problem is my 60 mile (90 minute) morning commute. I felt fine until I tried to walk to a friend's house and found myself short of breath after a couple of minutes. I just want this to magically disappear. But the hematologist that visited me in the hospital put me on Zeralto she said it would be easier no blood tests or special diet, and sent me home as I did not need to wait for the meds to reach the therapeutic level. It's been very helpful. As others before me, thank you for writing this article. I am still taking warfarin. I developed blood clots after they took a vein out of my leg for heart bypass surgery. I am newly released and an sure will be back over and over again when in need of reassurance. If the patient finally has an answer to mysterious symptoms the diagnosis may be a relief. While I was glad to get home, the months following have been strenuous. Sorry this went on for so long (another autistic trait!). Venous thromboembolism. Litin SC (expert opinion). 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