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January 7th, 2007, 12:44 PM
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Is anyone else around here having to take them? I have a protien S deficiency and developed a blood clot in my lung in 2005. I am at high risk of developing another one and really nervous. Not to mention I HATE needles and I have to keep telling myself it is worth it.
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January 7th, 2007, 01:02 PM
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yes i took them with last pregnancy and will have to take them again with this one. a huge piece of advice numb the area with an ice cube for about 4 min. i took mine in my stomach and the ice helped tremendously.
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January 7th, 2007, 01:22 PM
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Thank you for the advice! Someone else told me that there is a topical cream to numb the area, but the doctor had to prescribe it. I am going to try the ice tonight. My dh gives me the shots because I am a wuss lol.
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January 7th, 2007, 04:21 PM
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the ice worked for me, b/c i had used it once w/o it and i will never do that again! you kind of dread putting the ice on your stomach at first, but then it numbs up all nice. i don't know how the numbing cream would work, would it also numb below the skin as well. if it doesn't numb below the skin too i wouldn't waste my money. let me know how you did with the ice.
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January 13th, 2007, 04:04 PM
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Hi ladies. I am currently on the Lovenox shots. I usually do them in my stomach. Some times it hurts and other times it doesn't. The thing that bothers me the most is the burning sensation a few seconds after the injection. That, I use ice for. I never thought I could do it either. I pass out from IV's But for some reason, it hurts more for anyone else to do it so I just do it myself. The cream is called "Emla" and as far as I know, by prescription only. A friend of mine is a peds nurse and they use Emla before vaccinations, to numb the skin.
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January 13th, 2007, 07:23 PM
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The ice doesn't seem to be working for me. I can deal with the burning right now. It is the herapin injections I am worried about. The doctor plans on switching me over to those as I get closer to 35 weeks. The needles are bigger and I was told it hurts more. I will prolly request that cream then.
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January 14th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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i thought i heard the heparin wasn't as bad, the sting wasn't there.
i guess i mean the burning. i have started mine up again this past week, i guess i am super grateful then the ice works great for me. i still get a little bit of the sting every now and then but i can't handle it w/o the ice. i still feel burning 15 min later w/o it.
i have awful black and blue marks on my stomach. anyone have advice on how not to get them?
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January 14th, 2007, 05:28 PM
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i thought i heard the heparin wasn't as bad, the sting wasn't there.
i guess i mean the burning. i have started mine up again this past week, i guess i am super grateful then the ice works great for me. i still get a little bit of the sting every now and then but i can't handle it w/o the ice. i still feel burning 15 min later w/o it.
i have awful black and blue marks on my stomach. anyone have advice on how not to get them?[/b]

I get the black and blue marks too. I just alternate sides The sheet that came with my injections also shows that I can do them in my thigh...eek! I have an apt with my endo on Tuesday so I'm going to ask then, about where else I can do them, besides my tummy. I can't imagine trying to pinch my skin like that when I'm huge!
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January 17th, 2007, 08:47 PM
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My dh refuses to do the shots in the tummy. He is nervous he might hurt one of the babies. I am doing them in my hips and alternate sides. Though it hurts worse on my left side than the right for some reason. I am running out of room, with all the black and blue. So I might have to move to inner thigh soon. Its hard because you cant inject it into a vein or muscle so that leaves front thigh out for me. I am fluffy EVERYWHERE but my dang ole legs.
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