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Recently, I had a total knee replacement. Lovenox was used to bridge before and after surgery. I have used Lovenox many times in the last three years for various procedures etc. I have never had a problem. But, this time, Lovenox was started the day after surgery and coumadin on the day of surgery. Within two days I began to bleed into the knee...four units of blood replacement were required not to mention all the other complications.
don't want to alarm anyone, but PLEASE speak with your doctor, and get a second immediately if you're taking Lovenox. I recently (like 2 days ago) saw on the news that Lovenox is being "voluntarily" recalled (whatever that means). I don't even know what it is, or what it's used for so I didn't pay much attention to it.
With my two full term pregnancies I used heparin because my insurance wouldn't pay for it and it was very expensive. So now I have medicaid and the doc has perscribed me lovenox.
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? Any comments and/or advice would be welcome. Also, any pep talks welcome!
Not only because of the blood clots but because of the preterm labor. After doing some research on lovenox, I found that having a spinal block done can cause paralysis if lovenox is in your system (due to causing bleeding in your spine, I am assuming....don't know for sure). Also, since I have a personal history of preterm labor, and a family history of preterm labor, the risk of going into labor preterm is almost a given. Lovenox takes 24 hrs to clear your system.
Hi Monica, I've never taken Plavix throughout a pregnancy, but I believe Lovenox is probably more expensive than Plavix (ie. lovenox is based on your weight. But if you weigh about 130 lbs, you'll need Lovenox 60mg syringes and a quantity of 10 syringes can cost about $1000 or more depending on which pharmacy). Plavix is available as generic now (clopidogrel) - generic is equally effective as brand name, but saves you a lot of money.
I have discarded some expired syringes of Arixtra, which is a similar but more expensive product, for that reason. So if you're going to use this expired lovenox, do it now, would be my advice. Good luck.
I am also talkign with a lady about getting help paying for the lovenox. the generic cost us $400 for 15 days work of the 40mg. If my dosage increases then it will double. WE are looking at 800 per month min for the generic. if we go with brand then it doubles. If my dosage increases it goes up. We just cant afford that . I am hoping she can help...
For heterozygous carriers of the Factor V leiden gene who have NOT had any episodes of thrombosis or embolus, I think many doctors would feel comfortable watching and waiting, OR treating with prophyllactic doses of unfractionated heparin or low molecular weight heparin (here in the US it is Lovenox). For a homozygous carrier who has not had any episodes of thrombosis, I believe most doctors would treat with at least prophyllactic doses of either of the two types of heparin.
He isn't completely convinced it is anything to worry about but did say we could do Lovenox after I find out I am pregnant (please LORD!) if we wanted to go that route. I need some information and some stories (ood or bad) about MTHFR, what meds you used, what worked, what didn't...anything you got! :) Thanks girls. We will be trying again next month so I want to have all the information before making a decision. :) SSBD to all!
I have had most testing done and by chance i decided to get this checked even though it did cost me alot of money, quite an expensive test, but it's worth it, especially if u test positive. I did and this can be treated. Google woman who had 18 miscarriages due to NK Cells. I urge all women who have experienced 2-3 or more miscarriages to get this test done. I wanted to share this info with u all.
A couple of questions about Lovenox... how expensive is it to get two shots/day? I know there is no generic, and I don't know if insurance companies will work with people on stuff like that....since the shots would be only for 10months, seems like they would, but you never know! That is good to know about the epidural...I don't know if I could go without it!
Some of my docs say no, others say no problem...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 thinners...it could cause a stroke :( !! So hard to decide what to do....has anyone taken Plavix througout a pregnancy?
I know what you mean Christina, along with just so many visits for Brayden, they also won't even look at him down here where I live if he is born before May 1, don't ask me why.. they just said they would have to transfer him up to a hospital 2 hours away because he wouldn't be *full term*.. I always thought after 37 weeks you were considered full term, but not with this insurance company.
The last miscarriage was after doing IUI and being on Metformin for PCOS and Prednisone and Lovenox for LAD-B cell IgG being at an abnormal range of 12.40. These results were from tests my doctor did before she started me on the medication. The tests also showed that my NK cells were within normal range. After having an ectopic pregnancy, my doctor recommended that I do IVF and possibly IVIG treatments.
I started Prometrium and had my first Lovenox injection today (Hurts! and very expensive!) Have to takem them twice a day prob for the whole pregnancy! I have a blood clotting disorder so im hoping these meds help this time, Dr thinks and is hoping this should do it! He thinks my last 2 mc were because of this disorder.I also have to take lots of folic acid and prenatal vits as well, i have been on them for the past 4 months. i am so excited but also so nervous at the same time.
The most common one is Lovenox, but some people can't take Lovenox. I use one called Arixtra, when I need it. Both Lovenox and Arixtra are shots that you give yourself at home. Arixtra is a once-a-day injection; 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.
My doctor immediately put me on Lovenox injections (30 mg 2x's a day). I am also taking 200 mg of Prometrium a day. The outcome of this treatment seems hopeful. The injections don't hurt. It is a little scary, but my nurse reassured me. The medicine is very expensive (I got 30 days for about $300), but your insurance should pay. The high protein levels causes blood clots in the baby. I also get a weird reaction, rashes and itching. Respond back and we can keep in touch.
In the meantime, you need to be taking vitamin E and fish oil -- tons of it (and the good expensive fish oil) like it's going out of style. Order fresh salmon as an appetizer every chance you get. It will give you enough AT to squeeze by (I am NOT doctor, mind you) until you get into see a real doc and can decide upon a reasonable therapy. Time is absolutely of the essence. FYI, Lovenox did not work for me after 1st trimester . . .
With my second full term baby my doctor decided it would be a good idea to put me on Lovenox and heparin to make sure that the blood clots didn't return. I had to give myself shots every day and after 30 weeks twice a day. I think it all depends on how your body responds. I don't know how many doctors will put you on blood thinners as a precautionary measure like mine did, but it is definitely worth asking before they decide to put you through expensive tests.
Hello, My husband has been diagnosed w/a saddle pulmonary embolism. This occurred while on a blood thinner (Coumadin). He is now considered a "Coumadin failure" and must take Lovenox shots daily. However, they are extremely expensive (our cost after insurance pays is over $900 per month). I'm sure that I'm not the first person to have this issue of needing a drug, but being unable to pay for it.
we are moving into our new house on thursday. this is a huge (and expensive) step for us. i cannot afford to miss work or be sick. i know how this pregnancy will end. after 5 miscarriages, i am not feeling confident about this one. i havent told anyone about this. i just needed to get it off of my chest. i know i am gonna catch a lot of flack for getting pregnant again and for being upset about it.
The clotting issue was touched on but she said that once I got pregnant with high enough beta results, then the Lovenox would be started. Since this time beta values were only at 9, it wasn't high enough to start on the meds. I asked about maybe starting the drugs sooner to decrease the chance of miscarrying- she said that wasn't necessary and that's what the baby aspirin was helping with until beta levels increase. Once those increase then Lovenox would be needed. The question is this...
Had the IUD for almost 4 years and now deciding to have another child. I am also on Lovenox shots for a blood clotting disorder and was advised to start the shots before conception. My Dr advised that I would ovulate with in 2-14 days after the IUD was removed and to start taking the shots asap. Well I have still not had a period and taken a dozen pregnancy test all neg.
It's usually an isolated incident from what I read, and believe me I've read, know all the statistics. Do you think we should have the DNA, genetic testing on DH and I? It is just very expensive or should we just keep trying. I'm very close to having all that I can take.
Some people choose to rent equipment that will help them maintain the face down position in relative comfort. I however, felt this was unneccesary and quite an expensive option, plus I had youth on my side. I've posted here numerous times about RDs so I'll refer you to my post "FYI: Retinal Detachment 101" for more info. Just do a search on this site it should turn up.
just POAS at 10dpo, and it's a faint positive!!!!
I am RH-, I have antinuclear antibodies (non-lupus) and an unicornuate uterus. I have been on baby aspirin, folic acid, progesterone (Crinone), Heparin, Lovenox, Rhogam, and of course Pre-natal Vitamins. All of my miscarriages have been 1st trimester and have happened over the course of 7 years. The average duration has been 7 weeks but I have had two last 10 weeks.
I ended up in the hospital on Heparin. I had to go off for a recent GI test. I was able to use a Sub Q drup called Lovenox while off the Coumadin. It is a short lived Heparin like drug that you can administer at home. Usually twice daily. I did this for a total of two weeks until I was stable. It seemed to work for me. It's very expensive, but better than the alternative. If CCF reads this, how do you feel about Lovenox??
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