My Iron is way low - as a suggestion, my GI subscribed an outpatient INFUSION of Ferriecit ( brand name) it's liquid Iron. I completed one drip-bag Fri. have three more visits. I've been pretty weak, so was happy to take this most 'direct' route. No side effects from it, for me.
You may want to check that out.
With all due respect for the poster who casually mentions getting transfusions - I'd exert extreme caution. No blood therapy and even Bloodless surgeries are becoming the new 'gold standard' in many medical fields where surgery is needed. There can be so many complications from transfusions . I'd throw up the red flag if my doctor casually mentioned getting blood when I was at 8 or even 7. I've been to a RBC of 6 and came back. A well respected Physician & friend said never go for transfusions unless you are around 5 or even 4 red blood cell count. That's her philosophy and she said she has it in a medical directive. Coming from a professional, I listened.
Daily: 100mg Immuron, 6x400mg Asacol.
Monthly: inject 400ml CIMZIA
5-lac Probiotic, Starting VSL-3, Spinach and Sunflowerseed Diet,
Omega Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Oil of Oregano, daily vitamins, strictly no alcohol.