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catskillmamala
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I feel mine. It's in the left upper arm, goes up in my arm, across my entire chest and down near my heart on my right and I can feel it, inside.

It's creeping me out and making it hard to move, especially to bend over. My throat/neck also feels it.

Ugggg. I hope this goes away. I'm counting the days till I can get this foreign thing out. And I'm close to deciding that this ain't worth it.
I hope I start to feel improvement soon. So far, major herx, yuckiness, gross out and fear.

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Hi catskill,

No, I never felt my PICC line inside. Not at all. What does your LLMD say? What do the nurses say?

daise [Smile]

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Is it painful? I could feel my first picc line - just the way you described - and it hurt, too. My veins were spasming (is that a word, hopefully you know what I mean).

My LLMD pulled it, and the second time they put one in I had a patient advocate who helped me insist that it be placed by a radiologist (not a tech).

Don't know if that's what made the difference, but that second line was a totally different experience - couldn't feel it at all.

Call your doc or your nurse...

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Hey Cat.....

I know it can be pretty creepy having that inside you............ [shake]

the only time I felt mine was when my meds were really cold...
and the sight where it entered my arm....was a bit icky...didn't hurt but knew it was there...

How long have you had it in??
Maybe you're just thinking about it too much....??
does it hurt....or just creepy??

I absolutly hated mine.....
and I will spare you how long I had it in....
but well worth it in the end....

hope it starts to feel better....or actually ...that you DON"T FEEL IT [Smile]
[hi] mtree

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My Picc line made me feel like there was something constantly stuck in my throat.
It was a very odd feeling.
But I will tell you, I have (as I discovered because of the picc line) a very unusual anatomy.
My picc line went into my left arm and then straight down into the left side of my chest.
Turns out I have a left sided superior vena cava.
Don't know it that is why I "felt it" in my throat or not.

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