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Should I worry about lightheaded, shortness of breath and burning sensation of lungs when all blood reports are normal ?

I was diagnoses with bilateral pulmonary embolisms 9 days ago. I am taking heparin injections once a day since, released from hospital 6 days ago and felt better and able to breath better every day until today when I experienced a sudden onset of lightheadedness , more shortness of breath and a burning sensation in my lungs. I am fatigued. My blood pressure is slightly elevated at 140/97 but my usual BP is 110/70. I paid a visit to emerg today and my bloodwork, EKG,urine all tested normal. Should I still be alarmed as my symptoms seem to be persisting?
Wed, 11 Jan 2012
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Hi,
You constantly be in contact with your doctor as it may give emergency at any time.
it is alarming and be cautious till all embolisms are dissolved.
Embolisms may go into brain or heart giving rise to complications.
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