Blood thinner(s).

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Re : Blood thinner(s).

Postby angieb » Tue Nov 10, 638939 1:18 am

You can definitely stop them at any time if there's a problem (ie. you start bleeding.) I've seen someone on a different forum who is in her first pregnancy with a clotting disorder and they did have her on lovenox and LDA, the lovenox started making her bleed, so they took her off it. (Her pregnancy is still going fine but she's 23ish weeks.)

I think it would be easier to take it from day 1 and stop, then getting them to let you suddenly start it later in your pregnancy. But I have read about some women here who have started lovenox/heparin at 12-13+ weeks. So I suppose the right doctor might let you start it later on, too.

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Re : Blood thinner(s).

Postby lilillini » Mon Nov 09, 638939 11:53 pm

I had severe pre-e with my first with no blood thinner. Took LDA every day of my 2nd pregnancy, and still developed severe pre-e.

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Re : Blood thinner(s).

Postby atvlady » Mon Nov 09, 638939 6:41 pm

Yes I delivered at 20+1. 28 is my goal this time. I have decided that IF I do Lovenox/Heparin and my plateletes drop, I will stop the injections. I would start them at my first u/s which will be at 6 weeks. I know I have a 50/50 chance but making decisions' that I can live with incasde things go horribly wrong again will ease my mind.

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Re : Blood thinner(s).

Postby l412angel » Mon Nov 09, 638939 6:35 pm

I believe you can! Delissa...also keep in mind that you have a 50% chance (or whatever it is) to not having HELLP :) Keep in Mind Jamie I believe she delivered at 21 weeks? She made it to 36!!! WOOO HOO

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Re : Blood thinner(s).

Postby riehlism » Mon Nov 09, 638939 6:22 pm

Delissa, if you were to decided yay or nay to Lovenox, would you have to stick to it. Let's say you decide not to do it. A few weeks into the pregnancy you suddenly decide, would it still be an option, and vice versa. So far we've all been talking definitive yes and nos. Do you, or does anyone here know you can add it, or take it away from your regimen?

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Re : Blood thinner(s).

Postby atvlady » Mon Nov 09, 638939 6:08 pm

Laura, yes I look at the same way you do. We have noting to lose and all to gain. There is no way to say that yes I used Lovenox and yes it did prevent pre-e from returning. I am so stradling the fence on this right now. I don't know what to do, my mind is like a spider's web. After the new study out on LDA it has leaned me to not using it but then again....who knows. Each of our bodies is different. What works for one may not work for another. I guess another conflict I am dealing with is that mine was so early. I can't relate to hardly anyone. That is why my goal is 28. Anything beyond that will be luck. I am taking severeal supplements now and actually they have lowered my BP and it is staying down really well! It is the issue now...what to do. And the hardest thing, my OB is leaving the Lovenox up to me as my final decision. I tested positive for LA while pregnant but outside of it negative. My Internist says I have the physical symptoms of AAS but my blood does not yield one. I talked to a world known clotting specialist and they suggested I use Lovenox. I guess for now I will be watching Laura :P

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Re : Blood thinner(s).

Postby riehlism » Mon Nov 09, 638939 1:15 pm

Well said Laura. Especially when you discussed Lovenox vs Second Pregnancy (which we know lowers your risk anyway).

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Re : Blood thinner(s).

Postby l412angel » Mon Nov 09, 638939 12:55 pm

I have a story! My MFM who I just saw on Monday said there are newer studies saying that even with MTHFR or Factor V, that lovenox is still not proven to be effective, or really make that much of a difference.

With that being said he also said it would not hurt and because it would not hurt and I feel better being on it I can continue...which I will just for the shear fact that so many women have had successful pregnancies on it. Was it Lovenox? Orrrr was it just the mere fact it was their second pregnancy...? No one will ever know...(well lets hope they will soon!)

To me its just confusing its like ok if I have a wayy higher risk than the normal individual to have a blood clot in pregnancy...why would I not be on it? Maybe it is because with my Factor V I have never had blood clots before?

Thats another thing my MFM did also say that he feels people are being overtested for blood clotting disorders? I disagree there. But hes the doc not I!

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Re : Blood thinner(s).

Postby atvlady » Sun Nov 08, 638939 12:07 pm

Me too Jasmin. I want to also hear what women done with their subsequent pregnancy(ies), did they use Lovenox.

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Re : Blood thinner(s).

Postby riehlism » Sat Nov 07, 638939 2:22 pm

Fantastic question Delissa. That's one I was gonna ask. Anyone else with stories to share?


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