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
25
Tried for
pulmonary embolism (25)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Coumadin)
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
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ativan)
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)

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 (9 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising burning sensation in eyes 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pulmonary embolism (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Lovenox)
Perceived effectiveness
for pulmonary embolism (3 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising injection site bruising 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pulmonary embolism (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pulmonary embolism (3 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising fatigue 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pulmonary embolism (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy cramps in toes 9 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
  • 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 1
20s 30
30s 86
40s 165
50s 190
60s 135
70+ 51

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 141
Female 522

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