Dec2012 i went to a+ e as i had pains in my leg so bad i struggled to walk down stairs, i was meant to go to the docs, and altho the docs was a 2min walk i couldnt get there. I had been to the docs before it came to this, as my breathing had got bad, had an xray which showed a large dark shadow on my left lung+ since the doc didnt really have a clue(thought it was asthma)+ gave me inhalers to help with my breathing.
Once at the hospital+another xray+ blood taking from my wrist( god that hurt) the brilliant doc at a+e knew i had a PE. I was put on a drip. Then i blacked out. My heart rate dropped very low+ was put on oxygen+heart monitor.if i hadnt had that pain in my leg i wouldnt be here. I had no appetite,lost weight and my breathing wasnt that great. I had clexane injections every day while i was in hospital+ started on the warfarin(4/5 days in hosp). They said id take warfarin for 6 months+ i wasnt happy with that, ive taken warfain for About 18 months. I have just stopped taking warfain so ican have a blood test once the warfarin is out of my system( late sept to have test). Then back to hosp in oct for results. Nobody knows what caused the PE, i dont smoke,hardly drink alcohol, hadnt flown for 12 years. I was on the pill but the tablets i took were low. So wait+see.