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Hi, I just joined today. I am having my first iron infusion today and I am worried. I wasn't until I read through some posts here.

Two weeks ago I went in complaining of numbness, dizziness, blackspots, migranes. They did a run up of tests. They came back and I had a repeat 4 days later. First time my hemogloben was 7.7 and by Friday it was 7.1. My doc said not to worry. I was fine and he gave me two weeks off work and a referral to a hematologist. I called the HEM with my blood results and they told me to get to the ER. I called my friend who was a doc and she too said to go to ER. I got there and they did tons more blood work and admitted me. I had two blood transfusions and an iron something or other. They didn't use a term. I was released the next day. I got an 8 inch blood clot in the spot they did the transfusions and iron shot. I went into the hospital again last wednesday to get my arm checked out because it had gotten to the point I couldn't move it and it was turning red and hot. Like I said, it was a blood clot. I had to give myself Lovenox shots until tomorrow.

I go in, in about an hour, to get my first iron infusion. From what I am reading, it can hurt? I am wondering if this is rare? I have to have one infusion a week for the next 9 weeks. Anyways, just nervous now. I guess I will let you know how it goes tomorrow. They said it would take 2 hours for the first one. The "shot" I had when I was in the hospital only took 10 minutes to give. It felt a little odd, but it went by so quickly.

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