Dawna wrote:I would say I'm fairly concerned about the steady increase of the areas of pain and the level of pain within the past 24 hours.
Johnson wrote:I originally posted this on Friday, but it got lost in the ERROR 500 melt-down.
I had angioplasty in Poland in June, and then again in the first week of October. Two days ago, I began to experience dull pain in my LIJV (where an 18 mm balloon was deployed). I also seem to be having an "MS" exacerbation. I was concerned about possible clotting, so I went to ER in Vancouver tonight. I had a full blood work-up, and an ultrasound of my LIJV. There was no evidence of clotting, and infection, dissection, etc. were also ruled out. No idea of the cause of the pain, but I was admonished to return immediately if there were any changes for the worse. So, at least at Mount St. Joseph's Hospital in Vancouver, you will not be turned away, and you can expect to be investigated promptly, completely, and with all due concern. I did inform them of my angioplasty for "MS"/CCSVI history.
(the exacerbation is definite, and nasty)
Dawna wrote:On no meds post-procedure.. they didn't recommend them as I had no stent. Really reluctant to go into my local hosp. Went in for some issues after my first procedure in May 2010 (can't remember why now) but they basically sent me home and the doctor was NOT happy that I had done the procedure.
Is it at all possible that I'm just having major inflammation? I was doing a lot of Advil until yesterday, when I slowly cut back .. am wondering if maybe that was a wrong decision..
Dawna wrote:I went to my local ER. Funny though, the doc I saw said "uh. I have no experience with jugular veins.. so I really don't know what to tell you". He talked with a radiologist and decided to do an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed that the vein was fine and had no tears etc. Didn't show any clots. So I guess my body is just UBER sensitive and reacting with inflammation .. at least that is his thought. Will keep plugging along.. at least I know there is no clot.
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