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... To Shamrock, I was wondering about your iron transfusions, I was told yesterday I needed Iron my ferritin is also too low to measure they say zero can't find it. ... (20 replies)
... Infusion is IV bag of Iron run through your vein for 45 mins to 1 hour. Transfusion would be receiving blood. They may want to do several IV infusions. ... (5 replies)
... I can relate so well to your story. I am so sorry you feel bad, but glad some medication helped. I had a Ferritin Level of a 1, same symptoms as you. I am a 41 year old female, 2 kids and exercise regularly, mainly running, but not excessive exerciser. ... (5 replies)

... Doctor's like iron infusions due to the neccesary concentrated iron which our bodies need. I am presently doing infusions. My hematologist told me there wasn't any side effects to mention. He was wrong. ... (63 replies)
... I was in the process of getting my bypass approved when my bloodwork came back with a hemoglobin of 8 and a ferritin of 4. I have since cancelled the bypass and feel like another diet failure, but it wasn't a risk I was willing to take. ... (4 replies)
Iron Infusions
Mar 28, 2008
... The reason the doctors are saying it's not possible to feel better immediately is that it take time for the iron to have an effect through the production of new RBCs. They live for 120 days, so the older, low hemoglobin ones take a while to be replaced by newer healthier ones. ... (7 replies)
... WOW, i have never heard of an iron infusion taking 8 hours. I would go stir crazy. ... (10 replies)
... I'm scheduled to have my 2nd iron infusion this Friday. The first one was last Wednesday and it did not go so well. ... (4 replies)
... I know that anemia and iron deficiency are terrible on the body but treatment is not without risk. It was my understanding that some of the IV iron had high risks for allergic reactions. Since I am so sensitive to many things, it will be a last resort for me. ... (4 replies)
... He told me the risk is higher but it would be so worth it. Yes he is not too happy about my ferritin being 2. ... (10 replies)
... have body pain, fever, swelling and more for days and up to weeks. This is also different for everyone. You can use the search box located above and search IV iron infusion and see what others here have to say. I myself have not had infusions. ... (3 replies)
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... It seems that you are mentioning both blood transfusion and iron infusion and the first thing to know is that your hemoglobin count should be playing a large factor in determining either of those courses of action. ... (2 replies)
Taking a while
Nov 13, 2009
... I read your other posts and will combine answers here for each of them. ... (1 replies)
Still Anemic!
Dec 19, 2008
... When you see a Hematologist they would tell you that IV iron is needed because this is their forte, it's what they do best. If you do not absorb iron then you really don't have another choice than to have infusions. ... (2 replies)
... ld you right that 12 is the norm. It is severe enough to see a Hematologist if you want. But, the reason to see a specialist is if you have a problem that oral iron supplementation won't fix. I see one myself only because I got really sick on ferris sulfate, OTC. The GI doc put me on a new iron and I was still sick. ... (7 replies)
What is safer?
Jun 16, 2005
... and my gastroenterologist mentioned IV iron infusions. ... (4 replies)
... I was recently offered the choice between the two forms of iron, as well. The Hematologist told me that the Ferraheme has the least risk of reaction of all of the IV iron infusions. I wound up choosing the Ferrlicit because my health insurance does not cover any type of IV iron and it is less expensive. ... (1 replies)
... the more iron you get at once the higher the risk for pain as well as other reactions. i did 2 hr infusions 3x instead it is safer that way depending on how the next few weeks go for you maybe you can get the infusion over the course of a few weeks like me. ... (10 replies)
... Ok. I just read back through your posts. There are a lot of posts from all of us in this thread! Anyway, your hematologist did offer the infusions, which sparked my initial reply. ... (89 replies)

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