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Leg pain.. Terrified of blood clot!
« on: January 18, 2014, 07:21:48 PM »
Okay so some background about me. I've had a fear of getting a blip clot for about 5 years. I've had about 8-9 ultrasounds on my legs which have always been negative. I can't seem to shake this fear.

My right leg hurts, not the calve per se, but down the side . It's not horrible, but I know it's there. I was okay talking myself down, but my stupid husband told me how his moms great uncle who is 80 had shoulder surgery and ha a blood clot go to his brain and is now on life support... Thanks hubs! I'm now in a frenzy! Am I being crazy? I am so scared that's going to happen to me. My leg isn't red or swollen just hurts down te side! I have to ale a trip tomorrow and am wondering if I should go to the er. Any advice?
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Re: Leg pain.. Terrified of blood clot!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 07:30:44 PM »
Relax, you are fine. Try to resist the urge to go to doctor. Getting reassurance will provide only temporary relief, but it will hurt you in the long run.
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Re: Leg pain.. Terrified of blood clot!
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 07:32:51 PM »
You are absolutely right! I am trying not to do that anymore! I don't want to go to the doctor, trying to resist it, just so scary :(
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Re: Leg pain.. Terrified of blood clot!
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 07:41:29 PM »
Don't fight fear...it's an emotion and when you fight emotions guess what, they just get stronger. Fill every day with different activities, keep yourself busy, anxiety will eventually diminish but like I said previously don't fight it.
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Re: Leg pain.. Terrified of blood clot!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 07:42:12 PM »
No signs of a blood clot, multiple negative tests to rule one out, and purely signs of inflammation, muscle, or even sciatic nerve pain. Not a clot and I'd try to tackle the underlying anxiety about fear of the unknown rather than driving yourself crazy about this.
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Re: Leg pain.. Terrified of blood clot!
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 07:48:56 PM »
Thank you! I don't know why I'm so scared after soooo many negative ultrasounds. I just worry so much about it. The fear of not knowing if I have one drives me crazy!
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Re: Leg pain.. Terrified of blood clot!
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 08:18:39 PM »
You definitely have to address your anxiety first and foremost. You are too hypersensitive toward the sensations that move through your legs and are essentially looking for trouble. And with the hypochondriac brain - where you seek, you shall find. Treat your anxiety, change your focus, and I bet the pain goes away. I have had many pains that I swore were coming from the illness that I feared: when I dealt with the anxiety, surprise, surprise - the pains were gone.  :P

8-9 negative ultrasounds indicate that you do NOT have a clot. So there it is, no clot!

Even if you rushed to the ER right now and demanded an ultrasound on your leg, your fear will not be fixed. You will wake up tomorrow or the next day and wonder if you have a clot that day until you're to the point when you start wondering if it would be best to get one every 12 hours just to be sure. If you feel the urge to go to the doctor, make the appointment with a mental health specialist that can help you get back to living your life without terror every day.
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Re: Leg pain.. Terrified of blood clot!
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 08:28:57 PM »
You definitely have to address your anxiety first and foremost. You are too hypersensitive toward the sensations that move through your legs and are essentially looking for trouble. And with the hypochondriac brain - where you seek, you shall find. Treat your anxiety, change your focus, and I bet the pain goes away. I have had many pains that I swore were coming from the illness that I feared: when I dealt with the anxiety, surprise, surprise - the pains were gone.  :P

8-9 negative ultrasounds indicate that you do NOT have a clot. So there it is, no clot!

Even if you rushed to the ER right now and demanded an ultrasound on your leg, your fear will not be fixed. You will wake up tomorrow or the next day and wonder if you have a clot that day until you're to the point when you start wondering if it would be best to get one every 12 hours just to be sure. If you feel the urge to go to the doctor, make the appointment with a mental health specialist that can help you get back to living your life without terror every day.


Thank you! My last ultrasound was last year. I have resisted since than. My mind instantly thinks I need another ultrasound since its been awhile. I worry about the what ifs. What if this s a clot and I have no idea and something bad happens and I leave my two boys behind. I am trying hard to resist but the unknowns are killer
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Re: Leg pain.. Terrified of blood clot!
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 08:49:00 PM »
There will always be an unknown. Let go of the desire to control everything and then you'll find peace.
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Re: Leg pain.. Terrified of blood clot!
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 08:50:58 PM »
There will always be an unknown. Let go of the desire to control everything and then you'll find peace.

How do you tackle the physical symptoms? Convince yourself it's nothing? How to stop the WHAT IFS? I'd live some advice
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