iron infusions anyone?

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jo's life
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   Posted 8/26/2007 1:57 AM (GMT -6)   
HI all
I just wonder who needs and has iron infusions done.  What do you think?  Has anyone had reactions? Are they a good pickup?
My specialist thinks its a good idea as decent iron levels are hard to maintain.
To give a quick rundown (I posted here a while back)
Im 38 years had this condition for about 18 years
Currently on Probiotics acidophulus and take Pentasa enema every 2nd or 3rd night. Try to keep sugar to a minimum.
For iron I take a Floradix tonic. Its ok but sometimes wonder if I need more boost.
I cannot tolerate iron pills, as they bring on worse bleeding.I look forward to hearing any reply

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   Posted 8/26/2007 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm in same situation as you. Iron casues me D and can worsen my bleeding. Makes my tummy upset. Whats your Hameoglobin level? I too would look forward to hearing replies.


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jo's life
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   Posted 8/26/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   


Thanks for replying.  I dont know levels exactly -

Ill have to ask the dr. All I know is they are always below what they should be and that the other things like B12 is ok.  I wanted B 12 but Dr wouldnt give it, but he gave me iron jabs instead. I keep these in the fridge and go get one sometimes.  I heard from the specialist that iron infusions last alot longer and hit the system more directly.  I was booked in and cancelled as I wanted to find out more first. My Dr told me that some people can react to it and they let it in the system slowly at first to see and then stop it if anything happens. But he said go and get one anyway.

I also read somewhere that people with UC can react to iron pills as iron is found in the lower bowel.

If anyone knows about iron pills, injections  and/or infusions please reply.  The tiredness can be a real drain at times.




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   Posted 8/26/2007 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
There's a discussion about iron infusions in the Crohn's section:
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps

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