Its been a while since I have been here. I thought my anxiety resolved itself but for the past month the only thing I can focus on is having a pulmonary embolism. It started when I noticed my calf felt kind of funny. It wasn't pain really, just an odd feeling. It felt maybe a tiny bit tighter than the other. This lasted for a month and then went away a couple days ago. It didn't get in the way of my life; I could still walk, run, go up stairs, lift heavy things, etc. I would notice it when I would sit down and from what I've read, if it is a blood clot it gets worse with walking. The feeling was also so mild that I didn't know if it was just me focusing on it or if it was actually a symptom.
So today I started experiencing a weird tightness sensation in my chest and a bit of a tingly feeling. I can still; walk, run, etc. and I don't seem to get any more shortness of breath than I usually do (While exercising). This feeling comes and goes. I've had these chest symptoms before with anxiety and I am really sick of paying doctors just to have them tell me its anxiety.
Logically I tell myself that the chances are so, so low. I am a 23 year old female who is in good health and who isn't nearly overweight. I am on birth control (Lo-Ovral) and I have been unemployed for a bit less than a year so my life has also been fairly sedentary (I have found a job now, so hopefully that will help!). Despite my sedentary lifestyle I do try to get up and walk around every 1-2 hours and I go for walks/jogs for 30-45 minutes every day.
I went to the ER with this exact same feeling (plus shortness of breath) back in November. They checked me for everything under the sun including Pulmonary Embolisms. My blood work came back fine and they chalked it up to the fact that I was pretty dehydrated and anxiety.
If you have made it through this you are a saint. Some how just typing this out made me feel a bit more calm. Does anyone else deal with this constant fear of death? It is so debilitating. I feel like I can just drop dead at any moment and it is absolutely horrifying. Do any of you deal with similar issues? I am going on vacation in two days out of the country so I would really love to be able to calm down before then!