So my most recent scare/worry is that I have a blood clot. IT all started with me taking a new birth control, having chest pains and going to the ER. All my tests, leg ultrasound, chest xray came back clean. The only thing that was not cleared was my bloodwork- I have a d diamer of 297 and the cut off is 230. He said while that doesn't necessarily mean I DO have a blood clot (as it can be high due to something else happening within the body)it also doesn't rule one out.
Since then I have quit my birth control, been taking aspirin daily and consulted with my primary physician who didn't feel further testing was needed (he checked the leg that was bugging me, and listened to my chest and breathing. He have me the all clear).
So I am struggling to trust my body, and the doctors who I have been treated by. I want to stop worryig abut this, but everyday I either have some sort of leg pain or chest pain. How can I chalk it all up to anxiety? I don't feel more anxious than usual, it's the symptoms that make me worry!
I'm just so tired. It's really taking away from my quality of life. I'm trying to compartmentalize my symptoms and worries, but it's a tough thing to master.
and I'm scared that while my tests were clear then, that now my body is ganging up on me and no one would believe me now if in fact something bad is happening.
Plus you always read stories where people go in for symptoms, the doctor dismisses them and then it turns out to be really something. I'm just struggling with the lack of control I have over the situation. And I want to feel well again
Thanks for listening. Even some stories of how you feel the same, or the physical symptoms that have been bothering you and how you handle them would be wonderful!