I'm about to meet my hematologist for the first time tomorrow to see about raising my hemoglobin levels with iron infusions. How long do the infusions take? Have you had any side effects? I had to have a blood transfusion in the fall because of a 4.5 hemoglobin. I think mine is around 8.5 now, and I'm pretty exhausted most of the time, though I'm used to feeling this way and can't remember what it's like to not feel this way. I'm having surgery in June, and I know that they want my levels up.
UC since 2004. Tried Sulfasalazine, Mesalimine, Imuran, Remicade, and my dear frenemie, Prednisone
After living 2 years "holistically", with no improvement and resulting in a blood transfusion after a 4.5 hemoglobin level, I decided on surgery.
Currently staying not so steady on 25 mg of Prednisone waiting for my J pouch surgery in June 2011