I had my PE over memorial day after flying to Colorado for a wedding. During a dance I felt severe chest pressure and sat down. I didn't tell anyone because I didn't want to ruin the wedding. (bad plan) For a month, I was tired, out of breath and just not feeling right. I continued going to the gym and playing soccer. However, I could only make 1 run in soccer and cut down to 5 minute stints on the elliptical before I couldn't catch my breath. After numerous phone calls and emails, 3 weeks, I was seen. I was sent home with asthma medication and told to take some tests. That's how they found the blood clots on both sides of my lungs. I stayed overnight in the hospital and am now on Warfarin and Lovenox. I will be starting a Coumadin clinic to monitor my blood levels. Even though I continued to exercise before I knew what my problem was, now I am scared. I am off for the summer and think that bike riding would be a good idea, but I am afraid to go alone. My brain tells me not to worry, but that doesn't stop the fear that comes from somewhere else. Any ideas?
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