Lovenox Anyone

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karen goode - June 22

I Has anyone been taking these injections? Is it supposed to hurt as much as it does?

 

aces - June 30

It definitely burns, and the bruises, jeez!! What works for me is (so far since I'm only about 9 weeks, the fatty part on my tummy 1-1 1/2 " from my belly b___ton) a deep breath as the needle goes in and breathe out as the medicine is injected. Then not even so much as letting my clothing rub on the injection site for a while. Also, the pain really fades quickly --do something to distract yourself--Don't get discouraged! Remember, it's all worth it to keep yourself and your baby healthy! Good luck and good health!

 

karen goode - June 30

THank you that's what I keep telling myself. Do you do it yourself? My husband does it for me. My RE said it has to be at the same time every night. Do you think it matters if I am off by a couple of hours?

 

aces - June 30

I would confirm with your DR about the time have your shots, especially if you're talking a difference of hours. Mine are twice daily, 12 hours apart, 8 am and 8 pm. I didn't do them myself at first, I just couldn't. My hubby and 13-yr old daughter took turns. One morning my daughter wasn't home so I did have to do it myself and I HATE needles. I mostly do them myself now. But there's a lot of freedom in being able to do it yourself, then you don't have to wait. I even take them with me if I think there's a chance I won't be home. I have a hard gla__ses case I can put a syringe in that fits right in my purse. This is my last pregnancy and I want only positive feelings. I don't want the whole shot thing making me feel like I'm trapped or something. Is it too nosy for me to ask why you have to have the shots? I had blood clots in my lungs last year. My family pract_tioner told me once I had a clean bill of health after being on coumadin for 6 months, pregnancy would be safe. Just after I finished my 6 months of treatment, we found out we were expecting. After the family pract_tioner consulted with an obstetrician, we found out that the increased estrogen production in pregnancy increases the risk of the clots recurring. I was really upset at first--I remembered how bad the shots hurt when I was in the hospital. Now that it's fairly routine, it just makes this pregnancy unique.

 

karen goode - July 1

I have had 2 miscarriages in the last 6 months. I am now being seen by a RE who repeated my bloodwork and found I tested borderline positve for anticardiolipin antibodies, a blood clotting disorder. I am now 6 weeks pregnant and my RE started me on it the day I found out I was pregnant to increase the blood supply to my uterus. You must be taking Heparin. I am grateful I don't have to do it twice a day. I am going to ask my RE next week. I have a wedding next week at night so that's why I asked. I can't bring myself to do it yet. My husband injects me an inch or more below my belly b___ton. I am running out of spots though b/c of the bruises.

 

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