Post Edited (metoo50) : 8/27/2009 2:44:20 PM (GMT-6)
I had my first iron infusion about a month ago after being anaemic for 4 years. I am feeling the benefit now, I don’t feel like I need to crawl up in the loo at work at lunch time and go to sleep like I used to!
My drip took a full 6 hours, they administered it very slow. It all went well. When they put the saline in at the end to flush the line though, I became really cold, and started running a small fever when I got home, I was shivering even in a hot shower, and felt headachy etc….. But I had a good night’s sleep and was right as rain to go back to work the next day. I can’t recommend the iron infusions highly enough really. My GI is checking my levels to see if I need a top-up in the future.
I begged for iron infusions for so long from my last GI who told me they ‘only do them at hospitals’ – if you’re being offered them I would say jump at the chance! If you have a bad reaction you will be surrounded by professionals who know just what to do.
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