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by jenndola
Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Heparin/Lovanox/ProteinC/C-Section
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re : Heparin/Lovanox/ProteinC/C-Section

<t>Heather, the epidural depends on the anesthesiologist. Some will do it if it's been 12 hours since your last Lovenox injection, and 8 hours since heparin. Any sooner than that, and you run the risk of a hematoma that can cause temporary or permanent paralysis. If you only get 10 minutes notice, i...
by jenndola
Thu Aug 05, 2004 08:44 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Blood Pressure Wrist Watches
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re : Blood Pressure Wrist Watches

<t>I'm with Elizabeth on this one. At the pharmacy I work in, we had one behind the counter, and we'd take 2 readings in a row and get 20 points of difference. When we got bored we'd start doing it just for laughs, because we found the differences so entertaining (we're easily amused). It'd be a gre...
by jenndola
Thu Aug 05, 2004 08:40 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Jenndola...
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re : Jenndola...

<t>DJA: as a general rule, they don't anticoagulate you outside of pregnancy unless you've actually had some type of blood clot. The bleeding risks are just considered too great. Who knows--I may never have clotted in the first place if I hadn't been on oral birth control. But now I'm a lovely stati...
by jenndola
Thu Aug 05, 2004 08:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Cold --any advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1170

Re : Cold --any advice

<t>If you've got a stuffy nose, I think you can use Afrin nasal spray for 3 days, but no more. It does have a med in it that's similar to sudafed, but it's so localized to the nasal passages that it doesn't cause any BP problems. You don't want to use it for more than 3 days, because after that it c...
by jenndola
Wed Aug 04, 2004 08:41 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Jenndola...
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re : Jenndola...

<t>quote:Originally posted by DJA<br/> <br/> my regular doctor was not willing to make the diagnosis. Her reasoning was that APS generally involves a person having had an actual clot, and that pregnancy loss was sort of "soft" indicator.<br/> <br/> *pffffffffffft*<br/> <br/> I'm glad you're smarter ...
by jenndola
Tue Aug 03, 2004 08:19 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Importance of pulse rate?
Replies: 19
Views: 1266

Re : Importance of pulse rate?

<t>I had a coworker who had so much edema by the end of her pregnancy that she basically had carpal tunnel from her pregnancy--started out as tingling, and moved into numbness. Fortunately, once she delivered and the swelling went down, it all resolved. Have you been noticing any swelling at all? Pu...
by jenndola
Sun Aug 01, 2004 01:02 am
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: a barrage of test results...
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re : a barrage of test results...

<t>Wendy,<br/> <br/> Hey, the APS club is very exclusive, you know. Not everybody can join. Two miscarriages and early-onset PE would make you highly suspicious, so I can understand why he tested you (I've got 2 miscarriages and HELLP Syndrome myself). If your second test comes back positive, he'll ...
by jenndola
Mon Jul 26, 2004 08:47 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Question of the Day: What GA?
Replies: 91
Views: 8072

Re : Question of the Day: What GA?

<t>19.5 weeks, but she measured 18 weeks in the autopsy.<br/> <br/> Jenn<br/> Angel Maggie stillborn due to HELLP Syndrome & PIH at 19.5 wks<br/> Missed miscarriage/D&C 14 weeks<br/> Miscarriage 6 weeks<br/> Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)<br/> I'm putting my perinatologist's kids through co...
by jenndola
Sat Jul 24, 2004 09:25 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Question for ladies with antiphospholipid syndrome
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Re : Question for ladies with antiphospholipid syndrome

<t>Nope. I've had a blood clot in the past outside of pregnancy, so I always have to be anticoagulated, and my non-pregnancy med, Coumadin, is teratogenic. So as soon as I start TTC, I switch over to heparin. That way there's no blood clots and no Coumadin-related birth defects.<br/> <br/> Jenn<br/>...
by jenndola
Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Question for ladies with antiphospholipid syndrome
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Re : Question for ladies with antiphospholipid syndrome

<t>My OB (I work with a peri and an OB throughout the pregnancy) does an ultrasound at around 6 or 7 weeks to make sure it's not ectopic. You know--bleeding to death, not so high on my list of things to do. I'm just saying. *grin*<br/> <br/> Jenn<br/> Angel Maggie stillborn due to HELLP Syndrome &am...

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