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Old 03-29-2011, 08:00 AM   #1
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Long term effects of a PE

I hope someone can advise me...

I'm 31 years old non smoker from the UK. Last year i was in a leg plaster which i needed because i had severed my achilles tendon. Unfortuantly i ended up with a "massive" blood clot in my left leg, and developed a DVT in that leg.

I then had further tests, and it was found that i did indeed have a PE. I was immediatly taken out of the plaster and admitted to Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham.

My treatment consisted of daily Clexane injections after i had stabilised on the ward, and i went to my mums house as i couldn't do anything for myself at first. I took the Clexane injections for 8 months- and i was doing pretty well so the doctor said i could come off it.

I have often wondered why i wasn't put on Warfarin- as a treatment or as a preventive drug.

Now, my problem is this: I have asthma but it had always been pretty mild, requiring occasional puffs on my ventolin inhalor. However, these last couple of months things have really gone downhill. I visited my doctor, who prescribed me Predisilone steroid tab (30mg a day) They havent really done anything. My chest feels tight and i get out of breath easily. I dont smoke- i have never smoked it just happens if i exhert myself. I have occasionaly been getting a pain in the centre of my chest. It's not there all the time- and it tends to be in the evening i notice it. I feel tight chested the majority of the time.

I was wondering if these symptoms could be related to the PE i had and if i have got lung damage. I did google it, but nothing much came up- it was about books more than anything!

I hate to bother my GP- i have mental health problems and it seems like i am always there for one thing or the other...

I know nobody here is a doctor- but i really could do with some advice.

Oh, my peak flow has been around 250- it doesnt really change and has been like that for a bit

Again thanks.

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