How to give lovenox injection

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But he said it is reason enough to do Lovenox. I don't know how long I would have to take it. And I guess I'm just a little confused because he says we are really doing things that "couldn't hurt, but are not 'proven' to prevent miscarriage either". We just don't know what has caused all the previous miscarriages. I'm 39, 4 mc, no kids yet, I'm on progesterone, baby aspirin, pre-natal vitamins, folic acid, thyroid med, clomid and HCG injections, B Complex vitamins..
I took lovenox for 2 months because i got a blood clot in my left calf from taking birth control pills, and then had to be on coumadin for another 6 months of anticoagulation. In addition i am a nurse and have to give lovenox injections all the time and teach people how to do their own injections. I am not an OB nurse and I am curious why your are taking lovenox during your pregnancy, do you have a previous clotting issue with your pregnancies?
They are continuing me on blood thinners until 6 weeks after birth but my doctor is considering switching me to heparin because it leaves your system quicker and when I go into labor I can get the epidural if I wish. The shots are easy to give to yourself, they are the most pleasant thing but it's the best thing for me and my baby girl.
I have a few tips on how not to bruise (if not at all, then just a little). The best time for me to give my shot is at 12am every night before I go to sleep. I have an ice pack I put on the injection site before and after my shot. I put it on long enough to numb the area a bit. When I inject the needle, I slowly do my shot. I inject a little Lovenox at a time. I usually count to 5, squeeze a little in, count to 5, squeeze a little more...and repeat until all is injected.
As for the little bumps, they don't actually show, they're under the surface of the skin, but it hurts of you accidentally stick the needle into one of them. I'm not really sure how to eliminate those...but since Lovenox is a subcutaneous shot, it can be also be injected into the thighs and the back of your arms. Take care, and best of luck with everything!
He said he will give me one injection of Lovenox the day of surgery and for the next three days after surgery and start me back on Plavix the day after surgery. I am now wondering if this is a good idea. I asked about Torodol as I love that drug as I have no side effects and it works well. (was given this when I had a Brachial Plexus Injury for 5 days only) He told me that he rarely uses this med and if I cannot take other pain meds, I would have to resort to Advil which I said I would.
My doc,will switch me to heparin when I get to 7 months. I guess heparin is easier to control with bleeding. Lovenox I guess has a harder time being reversed. Ewww. So scary. I'm so terrified that I will hemorrhage during my csection. Thank you for making me feel not so alone. ♡♡ good luck and how far along are you?
From the Lovenox site regarding where/how to give injections:
I will need a biopsy, but with my history (breast cancer 22 years ago) they want to check to make sure nothing is else is happening. I am going to a different hospital for oncology and they want me to discontinue Warfarin 7 days before and use a Lovenox bridge injection for the interim. I called my regular EP and they say no need. What would you do? 7 days seems a long time without blood thinner -- I'm on it because I'm at risk for strokes, right?
When I had to give that injection to myself the first time, since my brother or friend would do it for me, I drink entire bottle of wine and 3 crown & 7 so I had the nerve to stab myself. so cheers and salute to ur sister for giving herself those shots...
I know your period is the lining in your uterus which the mirena keeps it thin so obviously keeps mine to nothing since i dont bleed. I am really concerned now as to how long it is going to take me to concieve. I had a friend who got hers pulled out and got pregnant the next day. Now I really wonder when I should get it taken out. Now or when hes here so we can have sex right away.
Using it seems to make it worse and ice seems to help the pain. I am not sure how long I should deal with the pain or complain to my doctor. I don't want to seem like a hypocondriac. I just wonder how long it will last or if it will get worse.
Plus will have to continue Lovenox for 8 weeks after birth. Shots hurt bad but ice pack on injection site helps afterwards and dont let go of pinch for a minute after you finish injection.
hello just wanted to give another update.We went bsck to the doctor Wednesday to see how many mature follicles we had this time (PRAISE GOD!!!) we had 2 we had a 2.5cm on one ovary and a 1.8 on the other ovary.I had my blood levels checked my Estrogen was 448 they said that was good.My husband had a count of 5.6 million after being washed they said we only needed 2 to 5 million so yesterday we went and had another IUI this one feels much better.
It breaks my heart to hear that because i know how much we all want this to happen for us! and how much love fear and tears we put into this long process! Stay strong it could still be good news!! If you need to talk i am here for you!!!
Naturally, I got very scared because my last incident required going to the hospital by ambulance where they had to give me a drug to shock it back to a normal rhythmn. I went over to the pharmacy area and sat on a chair, did some deep breathing and then did the Valsalva Manouvre twice (held my breath and "pushed"). It started to slow down, but with quite a forceful beat. So, I have to wonder if it's related to blood pressure and a positional event?
After a lot prayers,&stressinhave decided to go ahead and do a Frozen transfer of 2 blasts this cycle...starting lupron next week and progesterone after my levels are received. Anyone do anything diff with their FET that I should be doing? Other than relaxing(: yeah right!! Lots of prayers needed please ladies!!
I'm not sure if Lovenox is given once a day or twice a day. A doctor or nurse can show you how to give yourself the shots. The injection will make a blue spot under your skin that looks like a bruise, but it is not painful. The "bruise" is from anticoagulated blood leaking under the skin, and since it is not from trauma, it does not hurt.
After three years of using the copax one auto injector I did t give myself a straight injection. I will have to do that at home until the Coumadin levels are correct in my blood. I would rather learn myself than have hubby do it. JB - isn't football an armchair sport? Perfect thing to wach while recovering. I'm behaving and doing as told. Well as much as I can.
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Wat does have some pain was the after effect... At the injection site...which is explained to b due to the thickness of the meds being injected into the skin at a swift rate through a small syringe...
This will help to sort out if you can anticipate that your periods will return to normal. As for when to start the lovenox, we usually recommend starting as soon as you know you are pregnant, but I do not think there is any harm in starting ahead of time, other than that you have to give yourself a shot every day and hopefully it will not take too long for you to get pregnant. What is the nature of your blood clotting disorder?
Oh, ouch! How did they handle getting your INR to the right level? Just keep dosing you with IV heparin?
the high risk OB says to just take Lovenox. So, how expensive is two shots of Lovenox/day for 10months? Also, you can't get an epidural if you're on blood could cause a stroke :( !! So hard to decide what to do....has anyone taken Plavix througout a pregnancy?
Shooting without the autoject isn't all that bad. After my blood clot I had to self-inject with Lovenox, and they don't give you an autoject for that one. After I got used to sticking myself with the needle, I was more comfortable with it.
I will need to be induced medically as I am on lovenox (a blood thinner ) for a blood clotting disorder. Had my first injection today. They will need me to stop the lovenox (from what I've been told) 24-48hrs prior and then induce me. This is to have a more controlled labor.
I feel like many others - I had surgery to give me a better quality of life - not so as to have my quality of life taken away from me and the coumadin will just have to be a 'small' factor - as the alternative could have been much worse. I wish you all the best.
they are daily injection shots in the abdomen that I would have to take for 36 weeks but hey!! this I would gladly do.:) We have had all the other testing even chromosone testing for Ted and I and we are compatible and healthy in all other aspects! We opted out of a DNC and m/c naturally. The last three dyuas have been pure hell on the pain factor. I didn't sleep for over 48 hours.
baby aspirin..prenatals..pio 2x..lovenox 1x Im praying for this cycle to be my miracle cycle and praying in God to have a heatlhy baby or babies... Hope can have some cycle buddies to share our experiences together.. "Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully".
It wouldn't hurt to get an outside opinion about what is going on and maybe a fresh approach. I was thinking if your RE thinks PGD would be a good option it will give you insight as to how many of your embryos are normal. I know I had more abnormal ones then normal for someone 40 yrs old and I am 38. That was really a wake up call for me. What looks good to the embryologist's naked eye is not always as it seems.
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