Monday, January 5, 2009

Bruising that just won't go Away!


If you recall, I took daily Lovenox shots (because I carry the SSA antibody which can cause miscarriage) during almost 7 months of my pregnancy, stopping about 6 weeks before my due date. The last shot I gave myself was on September 15th, and yet I still have bruises where I administered the shots.

I've read about several remedies online - aloe vera, Neosporin, vitamin E - but each product gets mixed reviews. Any foolproof ideas from the peanut gallery?

2 comments:

Christina said...

I have the same problem, easy bruising and bruises that just don't seem to go away. I read somewhere that Vitamin K helps with healing bruises and there is a homepathic treatment Arnica montana. I have tried both before. I found a Vitamin K cream (they sell it at drugstores). I can't say how much I'm convinced they actually work. But I figure it is always worth a shot! I have also bought Vitamin K pills to take, to supplement my Vit K intake, incase it was deficient. I think it helps with bone related health too, which is always a plus for us with Lupus :) Hope this helps!

Sara Gorman said...

That's great input! Thanks so much for sharing - that Vitamin K sounds like a real winner. I'll let you know how it works.