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Hello All,
My name is Matt from London; UK. I suffered a bilateral Pulmonary embolism in October. Took 3 months off road riding and have been putting in some high end chaingangs for about a month. Did my first race today. 35 miles Crit with a good field of Cat 2's and 3's. There's me thinking that all is was back to normal. I think that my lung capacity has been compromised somewhat. Can anybody who might be have suffered something similar or whom is a medic/doctor and a cycle racer.

Thank you.

This isn't going to put me off; just that i need to put harder sessions in!
 

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You could chat with your doc and get some lung function tests. What was the cause of the PEs? What is your follow up protocol? You are in the UK, you don't need to do medical consults on the internet, you can see your doc. You are in London so you should have access to a reasonable number of specialists should your GP fall short. Do you have a team doctor associated with your riding? Do you have access to an exercise doc or physio?
 

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Hey Alfonso,
I was really after chatting to a rider who had suffered something similar. Yes; I have great Dr backup but riders with similar symptoms and conditions help others with their experiences.
 

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Hello All,
My name is Matt from London; UK. I suffered a bilateral Pulmonary embolism in October. Took 3 months off road riding and have been putting in some high end chaingangs for about a month. Did my first race today. 35 miles Crit with a good field of Cat 2's and 3's. There's me thinking that all is was back to normal. I think that my lung capacity has been compromised somewhat. Can anybody who might be have suffered something similar or whom is a medic/doctor and a cycle racer.

Thank you.

This isn't going to put me off; just that i need to put harder sessions in!

It sounds like you need to talk to your doctor, not random RBR people.

Your doctor can advise and prescribe you the proper treatment of the Pulmonary emoblism, so that you can maintain your riding/racing.
 

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Spirometry should be able to provide you with all the information you need with regard to your pulmonary function....
 
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