If you do have an iron infusion, try to get Ferinject. I had zero
side effects from that after having an anaphylatic reaction to Cosmofer, an older iron formulation far more likely to cause side effects - I actually passed out, fell out of the seat onto the floor and had to be brought round with steroids and benadryl.
The only downside to iron infusions is that they are not permanent, so it's better to identify and rectify the cause of the iron/blood loss if you can. Sometimes it's not always possible though. Even when I was in remission with a stoma, I still became anaemic.
Failing that, I've had a bit of success with an oral iron spray, which is a first as I've not been able to tolerate any other oral iron. Even this stuff is tricky, as it doesn't all absorb in the mouth, but I spit the excess out into a sink and hope I at least get some of the iron. Haven't had an iron test for a long time (thanks Covid), so I don't know my actual iron levels but I will say it does help with my restless legs. I also think it gave me more stamina while I was playing tennis (for the first lesson I was hideously out of breath), but then lack of sleep and stomach problems made me stop that for a bit.
PS: I take the 10mg spray as opposed to the 5mg. The more iron, the better.
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