Not sure what the count was (it was low...and they took a 2nd test to confirm the count) but my husband got 2 units and part of a 3rd one in May while admitted. It didn't seem to make a really big difference in the energy department. He is on 3 iron pills a day and just started B12 shots. Hemoglobin last set of labs was ok but the B12 is just below normal and they want to build it up.
His combination of meds and the UC itself just keeps you worn out it seems.
60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 July 07 starting to feel somewhat normal 75mg Imuran 40 mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots.