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Dowa
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   Posted 10/19/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys: I spoke with Dr. C office in Missouri and they told me that 90% of Lyme patients have hypercoagulation and they prescribe heparin. How many of you here use heparin and how did it help you in any way? Thanking you in advance   D

firefly16's Mom
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 10/19/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Dowa,
I use heparin to flush my daughters port after each IV. We also flush with saline. She also takes Coumadin once a day to help with the clotting problem that the lymies have. We used heparin in her pic line too, only in a smaller dose.
Lyme Mom for 10 years, looking forward to a lyme free life for all.


Dowa
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   Posted 10/19/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi: He uses the heparin in place of the coumadin. Do you know why your daughter takes the coumadin instead of just the heparin for the clotting problem? D

firefly16's Mom
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   Posted 10/19/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dowa,
She uses both the heparin and coumadin. When she had the picc line it would only stay open for 9 days at a time ( that was using heparin).
So when she got the port he decided to add the coumadin to help keep it open. She only takes 1mg a day. He also checks her clotting rate often.
Lyme Mom for 10 years, looking forward to a lyme free life for all.


Dowa
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   Posted 10/19/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply-D

Razzle
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 10/21/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Vitamin E is a natural blood thinner...
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).

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