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Clexane, also known as Lovenox and Xaparin, is made of Enoxaparin Sodium. It is an anticoagulant used to treat blood clots, blood disorders, thrombosis and to treat Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (Hughes Syndrome). Blood clots are a common cause of pregnancy loss.
Clexane is a daily injection used to break down blood clots as they form in the blood. After finding out I was pregnant again, I was so eager to get those injections into my belly that I never considered it might actually be suck!
The First Needle
The first clexane injection always goes well. Of course it does! It’s administered by either a nurse, your GP or a very diligent partner who is being overlooked by a medical professional. Mine was done by a nurse, and I barely felt a thing. I didn’t even feel the needle. I walked away feeling pretty damn good about myself.
10 minutes later the heat started to rise under my skin, and I felt a burning in the muscle, like a bee sting. It hurt! It hurt a lot, deep under the skin, like poison. (I’ve started calling this the ‘After Burn’).
I found it hard to explain the feeling, because while it was hurting a lot, I was fine at the same time. Continue reading