Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by Greenlantern101, Apr 6, 2013.
Keep changing sides. Will be used to it after a couple of weeks. Have to man up and keep on going.
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I had to take it for about 3 months when I was on it, and during that period of time I was helping to run a festival event. I got picked up by security one day as the nice white t-shirt I was wearing had lots of little blood stains on it and upon invetigation they thought I was using intravenous drugs. Fortunately the medical team on site knew I was using Heparin and only that saved me from being carted off to the local police
I actually asked if I could remain on heparin for the six month treatment course. Obviously, I was denied the opportunity.
I am here to tell the tale because both drugs worked after I had a DVT - no-one could give me a definitive answer as to why except that I had had a very nasty bug three weeks before the DVT arose (thus immobilising and dehydrating me) and, of course, smoking doesn't help!
At no time did I bleed around the injection sites - lots of bruises but no blood. So maybe the science has moved on in the last ten years canis, or maybe you're not doing it right, F1Yorkshire. Or maybe I was just lucky!
Jen I had to take it for the same reasons as yourself, though I had a series of 9 individual clots over a period of 2 years, the second time I was rushed into hospital from work with a severely swollen leg they left me on the Heparin for 3 months due to the fact that I had a chaotic lifestyle, never ate at the same time, couldn't guarantee to take medication at the same time every day etc etc etc. Having a major phobia of needles really didn't help my outlook on the Heparin injections and at one point I had to have daily doctors appointments to be given the injections due to not having the ability to put the needle anywhere near my own skin.
I think my bleeding from the Heparin injection sites was due to the fact that my whole system got messed up and some days my blood couldn't clot even if it wanted to, whereas others it would be so quick to clot that they worried about me having further clots due to not being able to walk properly due to having clots hence low activity.
I feel for anyone who has ever had DVT as I know how incredibly painful it can be, but it now does give me the excuse for upgrading seats on flights over 4 hours as a medical one rather than just wanting the ability to lie flat and have my own decent touch screen entertainment system
Canis! That's the worst thing to do. Set of early (a few months early ) and walk.
All I can say to you guys and gals is keep taking the tablets, and stay healthy. A glass of red wine a day is supposed to be good.
Earlier on this year I had to be tested for DVT, the doctor said that he was confident that it was not that which was making my leg swell, but he would be failing me if he did not get it ruled out. I had to go to the hospital twice, both times everything was fine. But I do remember watching what was happening on the ultrasound scanner, quite interesting when they activated it.
Today I moved a 2 metre high bookcase up a very narrow flight of stairs single handed! After that I changed over a light fitting without blowing the house up!
With your recently healed bones, F1Yorkshire ?! That is macho-manly! Careful mate ... don't be too brave
Nope, I'm a real man me!
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