Our expert says:
This must have been extremely scary indeed. The anxiety is to be expected and completely normal, especially because this was such a sudden and unexpected event. It will probably take a few weeks to months to recover completely, so you will have to look after yourself very well, and do not push your body. If you feel tired, rest. Make sure that you eat healthy. If the anxiety is very bad, ask your GP for something that you can take, but be careful, as most medications interact with the blood thinning meds. The chest pains could be coming from the anxiety. Do you have a follow up appointment with a cardiologist? I suggest that you see the specialist who treated you in hospital within the next 10 days, to touch base. If something happens in the meantime, you can go to the GP or if it is after hours, go straight to the emergency department. Good luck and I hope you recover soon.
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