29 yr female, no hx of clotting or helth issues, diagnosed with a bilateral, multi clot, multi site PE last week. Was admitted to hospital with chest pain 10/10, shortness of breath x 4 days. My D-dimer test was very elevated and my ct scan showed the multiple sites, multiple clots.
I had constant severe chest pain on my left side the day I was admitted,(stayed inpat 24 hrs) which eased some over the next 2 days with pain medication. Was given Heprin and warfarin. The pain seem to just be aggravated by movement and deep breathing. I started having " episodes" of pain that last from 5 to 30 minutes and include sharp stabbing pains as well as pressure starting at my clavicle and radiating down into my chest and then around my ribs to my back. Its almost too intense to breath.
Then the pain stopped completely on my left side and attacked my right side on the 4 day. Same pain but more severe, more constant. Went back to urgent care and was told xray and o2 sat is fine.
Pain pills help take the edge off, but we are now on day 7 and the pain is just as bad as one day one. My pumonary specialist does'nt beleive my pain is as severe as I am reporting, but I have had two other Md's tell me it is normal.......
Has anyone else had the initial severe pain this long and is it something I should be concerned with?