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[QUOTE=Ritah;2775134][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][B][COLOR="Indigo"]I am almost five years post-op RNY Gastric bypass. I started having iron issues at about two years post-op.
Your Ferritin is dangerously low at only 2. The infusion you may be talking about is the one I get. InFeD. I have had two IV iron infusions (1,200mgs each). They were over two days each. They brought my levels up temporarily. I did feel good for awhile.
I suffered tremendously before my PCP finally ordered them. My ferritin got as low as 12. I was exhausted, dizzy and this last time I experienced shortness of breath. My PCP finally referred me to a hematologist. She had me go off oral iron for two months to see if it is even helping. She said that I will probably need IV Iron infusions every six months. I see her Tuesday for more info.
The infusions are not so bad. I'd do anything to get rid of the fatigue. I hope that you feel better soon. And yes he told me not to bother with the oral iron as I am not absorbing it anyway.[/COLOR][/B][/FONT][/QUOTE]

[SIZE="2"][FONT="Century Gothic"][COLOR="Navy"]Thank you for your reply. Yes my hema doc ordered me to have InFed. Did you have many side affects with this iron??? He told me the risk is higher but it would be so worth it. Yes he is not too happy about my ferritin being 2. I have suffered from extreme exhaustion, dizziness, feeling week, and I do get short of breath but I have asthma and I aslway thought that was the reason. He wants my ferritin to be at least 100. I will get my first infusion on Tuesday the 6th then another one, one week later. He will do my labs after one month... then continue to do them every three months. How long did it make you feel better for???[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

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