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Postby julieb » Sun Nov 27, 638929 9:41 am

Congratulations!!! You have gotten lots of good tips for the Lovenox and I don't really have anything else to add...but it does get easier. The shots really burned for me at the beginning but as I went along, they hurt less and less. I hope you have MANY more shots ahead of you! :)

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Postby amanda » Thu Nov 03, 638929 2:50 am

Congrats! I''m thrilled to see that you have a HB!

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Postby ruby608 » Wed Nov 02, 638929 6:33 am

You guys are awesome! Thanks for the tips. I have 2 shots down and hopefully MANY MANY more to go!

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Postby kiwi_susie » Wed Nov 02, 638929 1:18 am

I've already sent my congrats :) But wanted to say that I found, after 30 weeks of taking the stuff, that injecting slowly seemed to reduce the incidence of bruising. I was also told not to 'lose' the air bubble - something I'm so used to doing after all those years of insulin. Gosh I'm excited for you - Lovenox is magic stuff :) Wishing you a magical 35+ weeks!!

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Postby lauchlan » Sat Oct 22, 638929 11:19 pm

I've been on Lovenox for 100 days & I keep the air bubble in.

Here's how I do it:

1) I remove the needle from the package
2) Remove the sticker so I can see the air bubble... tap it until it's right against the plunger
3) Clean the area with alcohol
4) Pinch the skin
5) Inject slowly
6) Leaving needle in... count to 10
7) Remove needle quicly


*I always use my belly... I bruise badly in the thighs
*Inject into a stretch mark (if you're "lucky" enough to have them)... makes the needle virtually painless
*If it hurts a lot, I take out the needle and find a new place. I know people have said that it dulls the needle, but it seems to work for me.
*I've had a few times when I get the needle in & can't inject the meds for some reason. I take out the needle & try a new spot and voila!
*If you get a bleeder, lightly dab the area until the bleeding stops. Do not apply pressure, as it will cause excess bruising
*Make sure the alcohol is dry on your skin before injecting... makes it sting a little less
*If the medicine burns going in, inject more slowly
*Do not rotate the needle while it's in your skin... it will cause bruising

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Re : We have a HB

Postby ruby608 » Wed Sep 28, 638929 11:42 am

Thanks for the sites. You would think I know this stuff working in a hospital, but whatever. I have a bajillion nurse friends and one said she will teach me Sun night when I start them.

I'm due Dec 31st but she said he goal is to deliver me Dec 10th since I had a classical csection. That's if I even get to make it that far. I am crossing my fingers BIG TIME!

THANKS everyone.

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Postby angieb » Wed Sep 28, 638929 11:18 am

Fantastic news!

Good luck with the lovenox. Keep us updated on how that goes, I'm a little nervous about that part myself.

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Re : We have a HB

Postby jmom08 » Wed Sep 28, 638929 10:18 am

I am really curious about the air bubble now. The nurse at my OB's office didn't have an opinion (she said I "could" get it out if I wanted, when I mentioned what I'd been told re: allergy shots), but I never asked my OB.
I just found this on general subcutaneous shots:
http://www.cc.nih.gov/ccc/patient_educa ... s/subq.pdf
It doesn't say anything about the bubble being dangerous (which is what I thought I remembered from my allergist, but that was 12+ years ago... maybe I remember wrong, or advice changed?).
Lovenox website does say "do not expel" like Jamie & Stacey said --
http://www.lovenox.com/hcp/dosing/loven ... ation.aspx
So please disregard my thoughts on the issue... definitely don't expel w/out checking with doc. :)

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Re : We have a HB

Postby stacey0411 » Mon Sep 19, 638929 11:02 am

Wa-hoo! Great news! When I used to administer lovenox (feels like a lifetime ago) we were told to leave the air bubble in. Helps seal the med.

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