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Well, I went for IV iron infusion today and had an allergic reaction to the iron! I can't believe it! The nurse said she hadn't had a patient have the type of reaction I did for 6 years. I am so depressed that I just feel like crying!! I was so hoping to have the IV iron work for me so that I could start to feel better and be on my way to no longer being anemic. Has anyone else had an allergic reaction to this type of iron and if so, what did they do for you? All I am able to do is wait the 6 weeks and go back for my next scheduled appointment and then what?!? I have no idea.... The nurse was really nice and told me the best way to build iron up in your system is to eat iron rich foods and to really read labels and eat foods high in iron. I went right to the store and bough blackstrap molasses and am going to try and take that. It really smells disgusting, but I am desperate!

Anyway, if you've had an allergic reaction to IV iron, please post what your doctor did to try and increase your iron and iron stores.

Thanks in advance.
Well, I got the phone call from the doc's office yesterday. Ferritin levels have dropped AGAIN, so they're going to start me on Venofer IV infusions. Once a week for 5 weeks. Anyone out there had good results with this type of infusion raising the ferritin levels quickly?

I'm hoping that with the switch to Zantac (from Nexium), taking 1000mg of B12 daily, a multi vitamin and Vitamin D AND these new iron infusions that this will conquer my iron deficiency anemia. Has anyone out there ever gotten rid of anemia once and for all??? If so, does it take YEARS for everything to go back to normal? I'm beginning to think this is starting to take over my life! I'm freezing, have no energy and think about sleeping ALL the time, but I never do... Too much to do.

Also, are there any strange side effects I should expect from these types of infusions? Guess I'd better get reading the boards again.

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