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I have been anemic all my life. My mom seems to think it is due cause she was anemic the entire time she was pregnant with me. I would go to doctors when I was a child and my iron would be right at the normal area. A few years ago is when I found out that I was extremely anemic. When I had my first iron infusion, the dr. said he equipment didn't pick up any iron in my blood. That is when he ordered the iron infusion. Now about 4 years later it's basically the same thing. I think I would rather have the iron infusion now instead of taking the iron pills. I just heard that you can only have so many of the one that I got and I can't remember the name of it. I know it took a long time to get it in me.
The iron infusion you got sounds like the one called Infed, I think. It takes longer to get than other types of iron. Did the infusion make you feel better for a while after you got it? The supplements take a long time to work, a lot longer than 6 to 8 weeks. I've found that my levels haven't gone up too much after about a year of iron supplements. And I feel about the same as when I started them.
[QUOTE=fjones1;2908284]The iron infusion you got sounds like the one called Infed, I think. It takes longer to get than other types of iron. Did the infusion make you feel better for a while after you got it? The supplements take a long time to work, a lot longer than 6 to 8 weeks. I've found that my levels haven't gone up too much after about a year of iron supplements. And I feel about the same as when I started them.[/QUOTE]


I did feel better after I got the iron infusion. I have felt fine all the way up to about last December. Today however, I went to work and my co worker told me I was turning yellow. I called my dr and rushed to her office she said I wasn't jaundice. She ordered more blood work for my liver and she said if it comes back abnormal that I will be getting an emergency iron infusion. She is also checking my iron levels again to see how things have changed if at all after a week of the supplements. I also got a copy of my iron report that stated the supplements. My total iron is 18 L and my Ferritin is a 5 L. I don't know much about all the numbers really.





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