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I need some advice... or options for that matter Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
7th Feb '13

I'm 35 weeks today, they switched me to heparin yesterday because of all the preterm labor.... well it is apparent that i'm allergic to heparin.... I may have to go back to lovenox.... I am really scared about going into labor and not have any options.... at this rate the itchy skin and running nose might be worth taking heparin.... at least I won't be afraid of going into labor on lovenox.... I need some advice, i'm really emotional about all of this....

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
7th Feb '13

Have you tried adding a Benadryl with the medication you're on?

SaucyPoppet Due July 10 (girl); 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 1172 posts
7th Feb '13

Is it just itchiness and runny nose? Maybe try taking it with benadryl and see what happens?

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
7th Feb '13

I thought about doing that.... but the doctor I think wants me back on lovenox... and I really need to be heparin.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Baby_Majick:</b>" I thought about doing that.... but the doctor I think wants me back on lovenox... and I really need to be heparin. "</blockquote>



It's your body and your choice. Weigh your options, whatever makes you feel best. Follow instinct!

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Baby_Majick:" I thought about doing that.... but the doctor I think wants me back on lovenox... and I really need to be heparin. "


Tell her you're going to just try to start taking Benadryl in addition to the Heparin and if it doesn't work, you will talk to her again about switching.

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :" Tell her you're going to just try to start taking Benadryl in addition to the Heparin and if it doesn't work, you will talk to her again about switching. "


I will.... because I am too scared to go back on lovenox before labor.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Looahvull, KY, United States 27525 posts
7th Feb '13

Are you positive you're allergic?
I had the same reaction when I first started, and my nurse in the hospital assured me that it was normal. She said true heparin allergy is always serious and involves anaphylaxis. My doc told me the same thing. After about 5-7 days the rash started to disappear and now it's gone and my nose is back to being stuffy.

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Rabbit