It's been a while since the infusion, but from what I distinctly remember, the relief was almost immediate. It was like I could feel my body going "AHhhhhh, yesssssss" while the iron dripped in to the IV. I remember being a little sore around the infusion sight, but in general I felt a vitality that had long eluded me.
It's terrible to say, but I have secretly "hoped" several times since my iron infusion that if anything was wonky with my bloodwork that it would be me needing more iron! It was such an easy "fix"... but now I guess my cast iron cooking skills have allowed me to skip any further iron infusions... which ALMOST makes me sad.
Crossing my fingers for ya.
26f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Currently running on Humira and Hope.
(miscarried at 13 weeks, now waiting to heal before trying again)
"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."