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Anyone had an Iron Infusion?

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BriefcaseOfFacts Wed 19-Jun-13 20:59:50

I am anaemic and have not been able to stomach iron tablets or liquid so have been advised to have an iron infusion.

Dr Googleblush seems to suggest there can be serious side effects but presuming that it goes ok <wedges head in sand>, how did you feel immediately afterwards? I know it will take weeks for it to have an effect on my iron levels/anaemia.

Littleturkish Sat 22-Jun-13 08:24:55

Briefcase- get knocked up, you get seen at lightening speed!


BriefcaseOfFacts Sat 22-Jun-13 14:22:08

LOL excellent and perfectly reasonable suggestion littleturkish grin

<rugby tackles rapidly fleeing dh>


Littleturkish Sun 23-Jun-13 14:59:11

Hehe honestly- best care I've ever had was whilst pregnant. Apparently as an individual I wasn't important enough to be treated- as a mother, my appts appeared the next day (for IV it took less than 24 hrs).

Reenypip Mon 24-Jun-13 08:43:42

I've had an iron infusion and I was at the hospital for 8 hours. They do a test first then gradually increase the speed of it.
During it I felt a little sick and very hot.
After it, the next morning I felt much more achey than usual.

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