I have been told to take clexane (blood thinner needle) as I'm newly pregnant through ivf and nurse said my oestrogen is very high and could cause clots so that's why I need to take it.
Firstly that needle I swear is blunt!! Horrible.
My question is do you have to take it at the same time each day on the dot or just within a couple of hours of when you did it the day before?
Anyone on it too? It makes me scared thinking I'm more likely to miss carry or something so they put me on it? Crazy lady thoughts.
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27-06-2016 15:31 #1Senior Member
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Anyone on clexane during preg through ivf?
27-06-2016 15:49 #2
Hi - not currently on it but was on it for my IVF pregnancy with DS2. I stopped at 16 weeks.
It is definitely best to try and inject it around the same time everyday to ensure that it does its job.
As for the needles, you will get better at it. A tip is to angle the needle slightly rather than go in dead straight. There is a slight angle to the actual needle tip if you look closely. It should help with the pain and bruising. Also press down firmly on the injection site once you remove the needle.
All the best for your pregnancy sending lots of sticky vibes
27-06-2016 16:50 #3
I had to be on clexane right up until a week before my delivery date. I found that the actual clexane burned like a biatch and found the needle not to be too bad. Pinch the fattiest part around your middle and switch sides every time. You should do it around the same time every day, give or take an hour. It gets easier, dh used to do it for me but I eventually became an expert. Don't worry about the miscarriage thing, they give it for so many reasons. I also found that some nights it really hurt and others I literally couldn't feel it, I guess it depends which part of the body you hit.
27-06-2016 16:53 #4
Haven't had it during pregnancy. My daughter was born sleeping last week and have been on them since. I was told to take them at the same time everyday to make sure it worked to its full capacity.
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27-06-2016 16:59 #6
Ps hope you're doing ok, I felt like I was on a different planet for a very long time xx
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27-06-2016 18:01 #7
I took fragmin which is another blood thinner similar to clexane as I have tendencies to clot (have had dvt's, many mini strokes and suffer from antiphospholipid syndrome). I injected through my pregnancies and after as well as taking aspirin. As the previous posters said grab the fattest part of your belly and try not to procrastinate too much. Also inject around the same time. Good luck.
MaybeBabyIVF, my thoughts are with you, I know how truly heartbreaking losing a baby can be. Sending hugs xo
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27-06-2016 19:02 #9Senior Member
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Maybebaby I'm so so sorry you lost baby Charlotte.
Thank you ladies for the tips. I will start doing it more around the same time of night now.. Oops!
I didn't notice that angle on the needle. Maybe that's why I feel like it's so blunt.
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27-06-2016 19:11 #10
As the others have said, the needle Is angled. Make sure the sharp end is facing down so it goes in first. I always iced the area prior to injecting, and always inserted
The needle at an angle, and slowly injected the clexane. Good luck- either way look forward to a stomach full of bruises
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