Hi everyone, I’m new here. About two weeks ago I was rushed to the ER for what turned out to be a 3mm kidney stone. I spent 4 days in the hospital. Had the stone removed, had a stent placed and removed already.
About 4 days after I was released I noticed my left ankle was swollen (only symptom) and it actually went down the same night and the swelling hasn’t returned.
When I called the on-call doctor he told me to go to the ER to rule out a DVT.
From that point I’ve been to the ER for an ultrasound of my my leg— thigh to ankle. Ultrasound was negative. At that point I had no chest pain at all.
Two days later I developed some chest pain and went back to the ER for a D-Dimer test. That was negative also.
I’ve never been diagnosed with anxiety but I’ve lived my life always worrying about the most random and worst things imaginable.
I should add that I’m 33 years old, not over weight and I don’t drink or do drugs. I’ve had asthma my entire life, however this doesn’t seem like an asthma “feeling”.
The symptom I’m feeling is almost like a heaviness that I can’t escape. I feel like I can breathe pretty normal actually, yet this heaviness type feeling remains. It seems to be in center of my chest/ left side slightly. Sometimes it feels like I’m not breathing well but I genuinely am at a loss at this point. I don’t know if it’s asthma or anxiety of worrying myself crazy about a blood clot in my leg or lungs.
Some additional notes:
My ultrasound was 9 days after I was discharged from the hospital.
My D-dimer test was 10 days after discharge and both were negative.
My EKG, heart rate, pulse and oxygen level were all really good numbers.
I’ve made a therapist appointment and an appointment with my new primary doctor this morning.
If anyone reads this and can help me out with some information I’d be extremely grateful.