Sometimes when lipid count is high you can see alot of fat in the blood and it appears thicker. I know during tx i was told peg could raise your cholesterol and triglycerides. Your doc can do a simple clotting time on your blood and that should answer any concerns. Maybe your vamp is only partially in the vein this will cause it to run slow.
im not sure of the details but i know that procrit does thicken the blood or something like that.
this is one of the dangers of the drug, it can cause blood clots and circulation problems.
use it as sparingly as possible.
Try not to worry, Signs of a pulmonary embolus are: shortness of breath with or without chest pain, extreme anxiety related to symptoms. If you were to have a blood clot in your leg (DVT), your leg would become red, hot swollen and very painful. You would also have shortness of breath and chest pain. If you have any of these symptoms go to your nearest E.R. ASAP. I googled procrit and Cruel is right, I have been an ER nurse for a very long time, and this is usually what i see patients present with for DVT and PE. Good Luck and i wish i could say something to relieve your anxiety but you need to be aware of these symptoms. Leah
i didnt mean to alarm you, i think problems only happen with one in probably 10,000 or
more people, (just a guess, it may be a lot more rare than that). remember
EPO (procit or any of the others) has been used by hundreds of thousands of people over the past 19 years.
including probably the same number of athletes again. (epo doping is pervasive and worldwide) in the long run its probably less dangerous than interferon. i havent really researched the
exact statistics. also, most problems center around using it at hemo 12 level or higher which you are not doing. and many problems occur in patients of advanced age.
also, many patients take it for 5 or 10 or more years and it eventually will cause
ill bet that the hep treaters almost never run into a problem with procrit itself.
im sure you are all but pulverized right now anyway without this extra stress.
but my guess is that your condition is not dire. just tell your doc and if you are still worried get a blood doc. it wont be long until you stabilize and even though your
procrit dosage is med high you hemo level is low enough to be in a safe zone.
dont sweat it. just check it.
Quote "I had never heard before, that these two drugs are both human growth hormones?
Going to have to investigate this!"
Hey Deb I wonder if this has anything to do with why there are growth hormones...
Frustrating isn't it. Half a functioning brain and a total need to keep an eye on your ball, or all the balls. My blood came out really thick the last couple of times, I put it down to dehydration. A side effect of the pain relief I'm on.
They didn't seem concerned except about whether they'd managed to get enough.
Although it's why your post caught my attention.
With hope you find resolution soon.
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