Could convince my GI that both lactoferrin and folic acid were not doing the trick, anemia symptoms were becoming worse and they caused me severe nausea. So, I was prescribed iron sucrose infusions weekly for 3 weeks, then I would have another cbc test to see whether I'll repeat them or not.
I had my first infusion today. I told my GI I was afraid I might have bad stomach reactions as happened before. He assured me that this is a different type of iron and prescribed nexium and zofran iv to be taken prior to the infusion.
I was very energetic after I finished the infusion but when I went home, I felt fatigue. Is this normal? After how many infusions should I feel any improvement?
GERD, gastritis, ileitis, chronic proctitis, IBS and persistent mouth ulcers and fissures
Current meds: Pentasa sachets 3 g, Pentasa supp 1g, Entocort 3 mg, Rifaximin 550 x2, Nexium 40 x 2, , Imuran 175 mg, Baclofen 10 mg x3, Famotidine 40 mg x 2,Gaviscon 1 x 4, Calcium and magnesium supplement, multivitamin, B shots
Pred 40 mg from Oct. 2010 till Jan.2012
Failed:Azathioprine (generic), Methotrex