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I started, or should say tried to start my infusions yesterday. But I had an allergic reaction to the iron and will have to start again next Friday with a different type of iron. I am schedule to go once a week for 6 weeks and then the dr said he will see where my counts are. Anyway, the nurse told me that even though you are getting the iron treatments, its like getting raw material and your body still has to process it. So she said it takes a couple of days to start feeling anything and depending on how low your iron is it could take a couple of treatments to really feel anything. Good luck with your treatments. :angel:
It takes several weeks before the iron makes you feel better. I am given an IV of benadryl and a cortisteroid before I get the iron to help with allergic reaction. I still will break out in hives a couple of days after, but it is easily handled with OTC benadryl. The steroid makes me feel really good right after the IV. I am getting what will be my 6th, I think, iron IV on Tues.





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