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Re: What is safer?
Jun 16, 2005
I just finished a series of iron infusions. It took 4 weeks (1 per week) and about 4-8 hours each time (depending on how long to start the IV). I had an allergic reaction on the last one. It was itching around waist, beginning hives, some chest and throat discomfort. They gave me benedryl and slowed the infusion way down (took total of 6 hrs.). but the allergic symptoms went away and I got throught the infusion. The first three were at the cancer center in the chemo area and the last at the hospital because the chemo nurses had such a hard time starting the IV (I was stuck 5 times and then sent to the hospital where the IV team was called in and got it in on the first try).

I got hepatitis c from a blood transfusion I had many years ago and had to go through a very difficult treatment to get rid of it (it's been undetectible for 18 mo. now). I would get the iron before blood any day!

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