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Facial numbness, breathlessness and dizziness. Normal EKG and CT scan of head. On xanax. Any suggestions?

Sob 8d, dizziness & facial numbness x5 days. CMP, cbc, ferritin, iron all normal. Head ct, cxr, ekg all normal, d-dimer elevater @ 284. PCP had me trial xanax last night. Still trouble getting full breath and dizzy. My concern to her was PE she doesnt think so. Its a weekend asthmas workup normal. What should i do
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I wish to reassure you that the chance of you having pulmonary embolism (PE) is very less.

This is because your symptoms are not suggestive of same, as well as your EKG was normal.

Please get vitamin B12 levels checked up, as its deficiency may cause numbness and dizziness.

Please follow the advice of your PCP.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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