I’ve been having pins and needles and itching on my face and head from taking norco and methadone to manage my pain. Doesn’t anyone have a way to cope with it or any other information. I’ve tried other pain killers and can’t tolerate them as well as I do the opiates. I also smoke pot at night to deal with neuropathy and anxiety etc.
Certainly sounds very similar to my own, however, I have hemophilia factor VIII deficiency, severe...long winded way of saying that I have had problem which have resulted in my left knee being fused… read more
My current situation is that I am 28 years old and am about to start medical school in a state outside my own (I am a Minnesota resident and will be going to Virginia for school). Since I am over 26, I can not enroll under my parents and I also will not be working and the school does not provide insurance. This leaves me with finding private healthcare coverage. Has anyone else dealt with a situation similar to this? I am afraid of the costs and the difficulty of living out-of-state which might… read more
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I have been told that taking omega oil supplements could be very dangerous as I have Vonwillebrands. Has anyone else heard or been told this?
I was told by my daughters’ Hematologist that they couldn’t have anything with fish oil because it could thin their blood. Their bleeding disorder isn’t Vonwillebrands, but I would assume this would… read more
I bruise extremely easy with my May-Hegglin. Many times I have no clue what even caused the bruise. I like to wear skirts, dresses and shorts, but lately I dread wearing them because of my bruises and the reaction I get from others. I know I shouldn't care, but I don't want people to think I am abused either.
Be honest with people about your condition and how it causes bruising, often without you knowing the cause.
I can't seem to get enough sleep anymore. Somedays my joints hurt so bad I can hardly move and I am experiencing a terrible burning sensation around different joints when I move them. The most recent one is next to certain areas along my spine. My VWD is mild but this all worries me since it is happening more frequently.
Are you being treated at a Hemophilia Treatment Center? You should see if you need additional treatment.
I am scheduled for diagnostic mammogram. I have factor VIII levels in the low 40% and tend to bruise easily. Worried about the mammogram causing significant bruising so am wondering about the experiences of others.
I’ve had a few and never had a problem
I take It. It’s factor 8 and has less things in it to react to is what I was told. I don’t feel as sick after taking it. Not sure what else you wanna know about it.
Has anyone who is a known hemophilia carrier with 50% factor levels had surgery.
My sister is due to have a knee replacement. What was your experience and what did you have to do pre surgery and post op?
Please share your experiences. Thanks
Your sister should coordinate her care with surgeon and Hemophilia Treatment Center closest to her. It may be wise to consider factor replacement therapy or at very leat Stimate.
Hi, my 3 year old son has moderate hemophilia, level 3.
He had a nasty bruise on his forehead that has swelled up to a golf ball size, and has rebled a little.
Apart from trans acid, is there anything any of you guys have used to stop the bleeding and support recovery?
We are very worried
Thanks so much
Is you son being treated by a Hemophilia Treatment Center(HTC)? You should check with the hematologists at the HTC nearest to you.
I noticed some petechiae spots on my abdomen and legs in May. The ones on my abdomen started to spread and get lighter in color in the center. One doctor said that I had ringworm. I started using Lotramin. The spots continued to spread. I went to see a different doctor. He thought that it might be Lupus, but my ANA was negative. My aPTT was 34, which was said to be high. My Factor VIII Activity was 37%. My von Willebrand Factor (vWF) Ag was 81%, and my vWF Activity was 63%. The doctor ordered… read more
Still no answers. The hematologist is sending me to a rheumatologist now.
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