Do pulmonary embolisms put you at higher risk for COVID19 ill effects?

Posted by honualoha9 @honualoha9, Mon, Mar 16 2:37am

I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolisms last month after going through a long bout with influenza B, pneumonia (for the first time in my life), and then a cough that wouldn’t go away for months. I’m worried about covid 19 because I still feel like my lungs haven’t recovered, and I cough every night. I’m taking Zarelto and will see a pulmonologist for a follow up appointment at the end of this month to look over the echocardiogram and pulmonary functions test results. However, since he’s a critical care pulmonologist at the largest hospital in Honolulu, I’m wondering if by the end of this month things are going to be so bad here with covid 19 that he will only be working in the hospital and won’t see people with less serious conditions. Anyway, I’m concerned about what it would mean for me if I got covid 19 while also having pulmonary embolisms.

@honualoha9– Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I think that you should speak to your doctor, but I also advise you to take yourself out of the mainstream. COVID-19, if you catch it can complicate your existing health problems. Just recently has the RNA been shown to highjack our cells. I know that by the numbers you don't have that many cases yet but you will. Please take extreme caution and listen to all of CDC"s recommendations!
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/11/science/how-coronavirus-hijacks-your-cells.html
How are you feeling today?

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@merpreb

@honualoha9– Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I think that you should speak to your doctor, but I also advise you to take yourself out of the mainstream. COVID-19, if you catch it can complicate your existing health problems. Just recently has the RNA been shown to highjack our cells. I know that by the numbers you don't have that many cases yet but you will. Please take extreme caution and listen to all of CDC"s recommendations!
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/11/science/how-coronavirus-hijacks-your-cells.html
How are you feeling today?

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I'm feeling pretty good overall, thanks. I have continued to have the same cough which I've had for a long time, which probably freaks people out when I have to rarely go out to pick up a few groceries. My mom who I'm taking care of has stage 4 lung cancer, so we are both laying low. Thanks for the confirmation that we're doing the right thing by staying home.

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@honualoha9

I'm feeling pretty good overall, thanks. I have continued to have the same cough which I've had for a long time, which probably freaks people out when I have to rarely go out to pick up a few groceries. My mom who I'm taking care of has stage 4 lung cancer, so we are both laying low. Thanks for the confirmation that we're doing the right thing by staying home.

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@honualoha9– Good morning. Have you introduced your mom to the Mayo Clinic Connect Group, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/lung-cancer/

I'm really glad that you are feeling well
It takes a very very long time to get rid of coughs that are leftover from pneumonia. I use Delsym DM and Mucinex expectorant when I am in need.

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Does your doctor have a patient portal that you can email him?

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@mayofeb2020

Does your doctor have a patient portal that you can email him?

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@mayofeb2020– What a great question!

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