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Went for my first visit today with hematologist, definitely confirmed iron deficiency anemia. He gave me 2 choices for iron IV since my body is not absorbing iron supplements. One treatement of Iron Dextran which has more side effects per the doc but is a one time dose and he will see me again in 6 weeks to check levels, also possibly cheaper since only one visit?
Or weekly treatments of another type of iron IV?
So my question, I am a freak about not being able to breathe, breaking out in hives etc. and I have read stories of these side effects and I know 2 people, not sure which iron IV cocktail they had, but they both experienced hives and breathing issues.
I am freaked out by either IV treatment, I mean I have an anxiety attack even thinking of it. He wants me to choose so we can proceed Monday. Any experience with either as far as side effects during treatment and after treatment, also cost, I have insurance but have a high deductible. thanks!

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