You are doing great!! You've found a potential problem, DVT, and now you're on medication to remedy that!!
Yes, the Lovenox made me tired...but I just figured it was all part of the pregnancy gig...having never been that pregnant before, I thought it was normal. I never really did perk up like some folks say they did during the second trimester, but the tiredness did wane a bit and I didn't feel quite so badly.
Also, don't read too much on the internet about pregnancy. If you do, you will be convinced that you might die from rolling over in bed. Yes, the epidural CAN be dangerous...but so can driving to work...eating dinner at a nice restaurant....taking a shower...most things have the potential to be terribly dangerous, but we've chosen to overlook those dangers and undertake those activities anyway.
I just think we're WAY more sensitive to dangers when we're pregnant because people are throwing VERY SCARY STATISTICS at you the entire time. The number of women who have problems with epidurals...then you're given those problems in great detail and it scares the crap right out of you!! I started reading a book about pregnancy over 35, and the first page...THE FIRST PAGE...had me in tears!!! It mentioned the fact that I could die, that the baby could be born physically and mentally deformed and the fact that I was being selfish to have a baby after 35...ON THE FIRST PAGE! So, my husband took the book and tossed it in the trash and I never read another pregnancy book.
What many of the statistics tell you, is the number of POSITIVE outcomes. Let's use an example: A hospital in Japan reported 8 problems with the last 100 epidurals performed. What is NOT reported here is 92 POSITIVE outcomes they had. You will only find error rates and negative outcomes with EVERY STATISTIC YOU READ...so it is up to YOU to read the POSITIVE of the statistic you're studying. ESPECIALLY during pregnancy, all you're given is NEGATIVE statistics...take a moment, relax and realize that there is another side to that equation...how many POSITIVE statistics are left once you take away the negative??
There is so much unknown to us during pregnancy - and once you've been given a reason to worry more (like we need any more reasons after infertility) you cannot relax. But, you need to find a way to either cope with all the negative information or avoid it....for the benefit of the baby. All the negative information causes you to worry...worry and stress are not good for the baby...so get whatever information you need but don't worry until your doctor says there is a reason to worry. Once your doctor gets worried about something, then you can get worried, too.
By all rights and reasons, I should have had a horrible pregnancy...if baby or I survived at all...I've got LOTS of clotting issues...but, my pregnancy was tremendous and I sailed through it...and while my doctors and I were all VERY cautious, none of us worried so much that we didn't enjoy every little success of the pregnancy.
So, relax, don't read so much information that you scare yourself...read what you can to educate yourself then ask your doctor about the bad stuff you read - try to avoid the negative as much as possible. Remember, sometimes the internet is not a useful tool...people do post incorrect information. Take care to get your information from reputable sources and THEN discuss it with your doctor!!
Keep us posted and keep coming back - and embrace the happy ending!!