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Angie I'm so glad you have an appointment for this week! Seriously, your levels are EXTREMELY low and I would say if you start feeling worse you should go to the ER where they most definitely would give you a blood transfusion, probably more than one. I think I read that you don't know the cause of your anemia, is that right? I'm surprised the doctors haven't looked harder for a cause due to how low you are. You deserve to feel better!!!

Also, you asked about the IV iron infusions. The amount of time the infusion takes depends on the type you get. There are different kinds. I always got Infed and that took a couple of hours to complete. I noticed that some people's only took about a half an hour. Everyone is different and I'm not sure how the doc decides what type to give. They always gave me some IV Benadryl before they started the iron just in case I had a reaction to the iron. I never did and the Benadryl made me tired so I mostly slept over the couple of hours I was there. Overall it was not a bad experience at all. It actually made me feel really lucky that I was only dealing with anemia since most of the other patients who were there were getting chemo treatments. Anyway, that was my experience! Take care ~
Lizzy





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