Pulmonary embolism

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What is pulmonary embolism?

Pulmonary embolism is a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has traveled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism). It could be a result of deep vein thrombosis or another condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with pulmonary embolism

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pulmonary embolism

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xarelto)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
pulmonary embolism (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pulmonary embolism (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Lovenox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pulmonary embolism (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)

Data from patients with pulmonary embolism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pulmonary embolism

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xarelto)
Perceived effectiveness
for pulmonary embolism (10 evaluations)
Side effects
bruise easily bruising 2 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pulmonary embolism (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pulmonary embolism (7 evaluations)
Side effects
bleed easily bruise easily 4 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pulmonary embolism (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Lovenox)
Perceived effectiveness
for pulmonary embolism (5 evaluations)
Side effects
injection site bruising bruise easily 7 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pulmonary embolism (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy balance problems 14 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
depressed mood fatigue 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
increased pain
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pulmonary embolism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pulmonary embolism on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 30
30s 82
40s 146
50s 167
60s 113
70+ 36
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 37
30-39 years 54
40-49 years 48
50-59 years 34
60-69 years 11
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

79% Female
21% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 287
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from pulmonary embolism patients who have completed their condition history
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