I am sorry to hear about your iron issue. I was hospitalized because mine dropped to 5.9. They said if it went down the following day they would have to transfuse me. My iron level did increase slightly by the next day (I was in the hospital for 5 days though), so no transfusion needed.
I agree with the others on the idea of the associated risks of transfusions. I would really speak to your doctor about the risks vs. the benefits.
It takes a long time to get the iron levels back but do use the Vitamin C... it does help with absorption.
DX with (pan colitis) UC 9/02 while pregnant
meds: Sulfasalazine 6 pills a day
Colazal - made me sicker (nausea, diarreha, etc)
Rowasa (when needed)
Iron (when issues appear)
Mild bronchial asthma too
6MP 50mg started beginning of July