Good evening forum members; First off to the mods, I seldom start a new thread so if this is in the wrong place, please feel free to move. Last Wednesday, I started having a shortness of breath. On Thursday my breathing was so difficult that I started breathing quit hard after walking say 100 feet or so. It also took almost an hour to take a shower that morning at the truck stop. I was concerned, but being the male that I am, I just thought that I had eaten to much the day before and it wasn't digesting very quick. Boy was I wrong. By Friday morning, I couldn't walk but about 15 feet without having to gasp for air, and I felt like I was going to feint. I am a truck driver and I was luckily at our home city and our senior driver took me to the urgent care. Within one hour I couldn't walk at all without gasping for breath and the doctor called the ambulance to have me taken the 4 blocks to the ER. After the initial questions and simple checks, they brought in a portable x-ray and sent me for a CT scan. The result of that scan was that I had three clots on my lungs. Two on the left and one on the right. I should have died long before I even got to the urgent care. The doctor said that I was a very special patient (having three clots) and a very lucky one at that, and that my body compensated remarkably. So, I am very interested in asking others here for any personal experience, and if anybody in these forums has taken the blood thinning drug XARELTO?