Thursday, May 20, 2010

Grrrrr... Heparin...

Well, got the bloodwork back from Dr. Amazing (the Perinatologist) he said my IGm numbers were too high, so I'd have to stay on Heparin until this pregnancy is complete. AND it appears this particular issue gets worse throughout pregnancy (numbers get higher) so I'll likely have to take 3 shots a day at the end. THEN I'll have to take heparin for 6 weeks post-baby.
 
He told me to check into changing from Heparin (2x per day) to Lovenox (1x per day) to save myself some of the side-effects and extra shots. Not sure if our insurance will cover Lovenox - much higher cost than Heparin. I'm going to check today though.
 
Guess I'm glad they checked my blood, but darn it, that wasn't what I wanted to hear. I guess it's at least something I can manage, it's just going to be a pain, literally.
 
Looking on the bright side... They checked my blood, found that I would've most likely lost the baby late in the preganancy, and gave me a way to avoid it. I'm thankful. Just whining.
 

3 comments:

Heather said...

YUCK for shots but glad they caught it and can monitor you.

Stacie said...

Glad they caught it, too! Lovenox was no fun, but insurance did cover it for me. (Just make sure that you have the script written for 30 day supply. Mine was only written for a 10 day supply originally, and insurance gave us a headache about covering the other 20 days before they'd let me refill!) You've been on Heparin or would this be the start of it?

MrsSpock said...

Yipes, I'm glad they found it, though I know the heparin shots suck. A lot of plans DO cover Lovenox nowadays, but it really depends. If you have BC/BS, email me, and I may be able to tell you how to find out.