It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Lupus Message Board

  • Predisposed to blood clots??

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 12-22-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
    watoozie
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    watoozie's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: Ohio
    Posts: 160
    watoozie HB User
    Predisposed to blood clots??

    I was just diagnosed with 2 blood clots in my left calf. In the hospital a couple days, Lovanox shots and Warfin. Does anyone else have problems like this? I also have a pinched nerve in my neck that radiates down my left shoulder, terrible pain. Have had this for 2 months, I will see a neuro-surgeon Jan 21. Hope he can help me on this.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 12-23-2009, 06:14 PM   #2
    VeeJ
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Feb 2004
    Posts: 5,711
    VeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB UserVeeJ HB User
    Re: Predisposed to blood clots??

    Watoozie, thus far I haven't had clotting problems, but I'm really sorry you're having them. My mother had; she took Coumadin for years, yet her drs. never named it APS or anything else, so I'll always wonder. Main thing, I think, is that it's now known that you need a blood thinner. Knowing is much better than not knowing!

    On your other big problem, your pinched neck nerve... sounds awful! So GOOD LUCK with your appt. Let us know how you're making out, OK? Sending you my best wishes, always, Vee

     
    Old 12-23-2009, 07:35 PM   #3
    watoozie
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    watoozie's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: Ohio
    Posts: 160
    watoozie HB User
    Re: Predisposed to blood clots??

    Thanks Vee, your a dear! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas,

     
    Old 01-11-2010, 03:00 PM   #4
    tomatoface
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: USA
    Posts: 46
    tomatoface HB User
    Re: Predisposed to blood clots??

    I have a clotting problem that is associated with lupus - it's called antiphospholipid or anticardiolipin antibodies. I was prescribed Plavix for this. Recently I had surgery and had to have lovenox injections for a couple of weeks before and after the surgery. Now I am back on my daily dosing schedule of Plavix. I get frequent, ugly bruises from this medication, but other than that I don't feel any effects directly from the APLA. The medication helps prevent clots from forming.
    I'm not very knowledgeable about this condition, so this probably isn't very clear. I'm sure your doctor will be able to determine if you also have this problem and what treatment is best for you.
    Good luck!
    tomatoface

     
    Old 02-06-2010, 05:46 PM   #5
    tchapman101
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    tchapman101's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2010
    Location: Kerrville,Tx
    Posts: 2
    tchapman101 HB User
    Re: Predisposed to blood clots??

    I was diagnosed last Jan 09 with Lupus Anticoagulant Disease which is a blood disorder. The blood thinkens and causes clots. Last year I had a DVT(deep vein thrombosis) and a PE(pulmoniary emboli which is blood clot in the lung). The gave me Lovenox shots in tummy and coumindin meds until my blood level was theraputeic. Went home life was fine went to doctors and kept up with my levels. Oct 09 I lost my job and I lost insurance and means to go to doctors and have my refills for my necessary meds. End of Jan 2010 I landed back in hospital with 2 DVT's and blood clot in lungs which made me worse. It took longer to regain the level of blood thinners in my system and to be able to go home.,,I am writing this today because I am searching for others like me and I just got home from hospital. This is a life treating disorder. Never get off meds and always keep in check with doctors and blood levels. Hope to hear from you and others. God Bless!

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Blood clot in my lung jwagner53 Lupus 5 08-24-2008 06:02 AM
    Blood Clot on Lung star05 Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 1 05-13-2006 12:25 PM
    Marsha Blood thinners? battling on Lyme Disease 10 04-19-2006 04:33 AM
    Blood Clots, anyone deal with them? toddburkett Back Problems 3 02-28-2006 07:11 AM
    blood clots hayley0610 General Health 2 11-03-2005 01:55 PM
    Blood Clots while on period and taking Coumadin? shelley49001 Women's Health 7 10-13-2005 06:50 AM
    Huge fear of blood clots missy101 General Health 2 09-07-2005 09:34 AM
    Blood Clots - HELP! Rorie Blood and Blood Vessel 1 04-11-2005 06:14 AM
    Blood clots? SeraphisCain Open to All Other Health Topics 1 01-05-2005 04:44 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:42 AM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!