Iron infusions (Venofer) - they should help when?

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LavenderBlue
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   Posted 9/8/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi.  Just started Venofer on friday.  I had another dose today.  Did anyone get a lot of help with this?  If so, how soon did you feel better?  My ferriten is 5, so I really hope it will help.  Also, did anyone experience bad headaches with it?
 
Cheers
lavender
 
diagnosed: Crohn's Aug 2005
 
other set-backs: Vasculitis Aug 2006, Sub-total Colectomy (10 inches of colon left) Feb 2007, Ogilivie's Syndrome Mar 2007, Pulmonary Embolism Sept 2007, Collapsed lung Oct 2007, Recto/Vaginal fistula Nov 2007
 
drugs: Imuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Fentanyl, Warfarin, Flagyl, Cipro, Celexa, Ferrous Gluconate, Acidopholous


Aimee =)
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   Posted 9/8/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   

I saw a difference within a week, and it slowly got better from there.

I'm about due for another one and am feeling it - they are a blessing!


LavenderBlue
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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 9/8/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
aimee, how often do you get them? I'm on a 5 infusion serious right now. You do maintenance infusions? how often?
lavender
 
diagnosed: Crohn's Aug 2005
 
other set-backs: Vasculitis Aug 2006, Sub-total Colectomy (10 inches of colon left) Feb 2007, Ogilivie's Syndrome Mar 2007, Pulmonary Embolism Sept 2007, Collapsed lung Oct 2007, Recto/Vaginal fistula Nov 2007
 
drugs: Imuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Fentanyl, Warfarin, Flagyl, Cipro, Celexa, Ferrous Gluconate, Acidopholous


Jack S.
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   Posted 9/8/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi:
 
    I've had two infusions. they did work in about a week. Did great no bad effect
at all. I never  felt so good.good  luck.
 
 
 
        God bless    VIEW IMAGE
 
 
 
JACK


randynoguts
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   Posted 9/9/2008 1:59 AM (GMT -7)   
with iron replacement infusions, the type and amount plays a roll in how fast you may feel the help. first off to get so low that you actually need infusions is one problem. by that time your body has been "steeling" from your organs such as the liver and kidneys. so the first place the new iron goes is there. once they are "refueled" so to speak then you bone marrow can use the iron to make new red cells to carry the oxygen to your bodies cells. because your iron was low your hemoglobin is probably whacked as well. meaning your red cells are probably smaller than they normaly would be so you will need to amke a whole new set of reds to compensate. i think if i remember right this takes several days. so look for some improvement soon but dont worry if it takes a while longer.
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