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I go in 8:30am WI time so same time as you :)
It is a relief to finally feel like something is being done. But I am scared of the side effects because I have a 5 yr old and a 7 yr old. Thank goodness I have an awesome husband who will be there if I have a rough time!
[QUOTE=karibarry;5163839]I go in 8:30am WI time so same time as you :)
It is a relief to finally feel like something is being done. But I am scared of the side effects because I have a 5 yr old and a 7 yr old. Thank goodness I have an awesome husband who will be there if I have a rough time![/QUOTE]

Hi Kariberry,

Wondering how your infusions are going? Any reactions or side effects?

I am sitting here doing my third and hopefully final infusion right now. My reaction for my second infusion was much less than my first and I started feeling so much better!

Was thinking of you and wondered how you were doing with yours. :)
[QUOTE=angelwhispers07;5162523][B][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"]Hi, my name is Lisa and I am new to the boards. I was diagnosed with iron deficency anemia (my ferritin was at a 5) in August. I have been working very hard with a nutritionist to get my levels up through iron rich foods and iron supplements to no avail. It was finally decided that I either had an absorption issue or I was unable to hold the iron and I needed to see a hematologist and consider IV iron infusions. I had my first IV infusion last Friday (Venofer). I did really well the day of the infusion, but the next day I was experiencing severe pain in my kidney area on my right side. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this pain, if I should be concerned and notify the doctors about it or if it is just par for the course. I appreciate any feedback you might have. Thank you! :) [/COLOR][/FONT][/B][/QUOTE]

I know what you mean, I too have this pain but mine is not very severe and it's gone now. I've had gallbladder issues before so I am attributing this pain to the gallbladder. A surgeon told me that because the gallbladder is not directly attached to pain receptors, you get pain in the darnest places like in your back. If you are concerned just call up the nurse and double check. It doesn't hurt to give them a quick call. I had my infusion yesterday and I feel better but I am not about to start running marathons yet. I am waiting for my surge of energy and I hope the infusion works. My hemoglobin was 8.9 before the infusion and I know it takes about 21 days for hemoglobin to regenerate. I was sleeping 3 days at a time before the infusion. It seems now I have more of a choice to lay down or not. My son said asked my husband yesterday why is she (me) so sick all the time? (Because I am sleeping a ton) My husband said she is not sick, just tired. I feel kinda guilty but on the other hand I am not having much of a choice on how I feel. I really need to sit down with my son and explain to him why is mama so tired.
kworker
thank you for taking the time to post your side effects from your daily IV treatments. I begin my 8 straight weekday appts this coming Monday. I had no idea that I may not be carrying on as usual. I told my boss that I'd be at work following the infusions. I may want to re-think that plan. Just in case, I better plan now for someone else to run the kids to their appts.
I'm praying for the best, but I like to be prepared so that I know what might be ahead of me.





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