Originally Posted by LPBeier
Another sleepless night here. If I am not coughing, my legs are swollen and crampingng. In 3 1/2 hours I can call my doctor's office to see if I can get an appointment to see her.
Armchair diagnosis here----- and I hope you'll just take it as intended---- just something to think about. I don't know all the ins and outs of your health or what the doctor said.
Just those three symptoms above made me decide to ask you.
Has your doctor done a blood test called D-dimer? Better yet, has he already decided that you don't
have a blood clot that often forms in the legs then travels to the lungs?
Those are called DVTs (deep vein thromboses) and often result in a pulmonary embolism (clot in the lungs). They can be VERY serious. I almost died because the doctor I had at that time ignored the coughing I had (gave me an inhaler!) Swollen legs and cramping are also signs of DVTs.
Now, I'll stand down and hope you take my mere suggestion in a kindly way.