Iron Infusion Treatments

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
December 22, 2012 5:58pm CST
I had never heard of the iron transfusion treatments before my doctor forced me to go for them. Its an IV where over 2 hour span they pump iron through you, I go for 8 weeks, and then get blood work done. I never noticed a change but some say just my colour in skin, and just me waking up earlier. I would normally drag myself out of bed at 10am, and just be exhausted, not I am usually up 730 - 8am, and full of energy. I do have 4 more weeks as normally its 4 weeks, and you are done. But my side effects put it back another 4 weeks with half the dose. Have you had the treatment? Any side effects? Did it last?
2 responses
• United States
23 Dec 12
I'm a nurse and I have never heard if getting iron infusions. What color is it? I don't even remember giving ferrous sulfate in injectable form, but I believe it is given Z - Track so it doesn't leak back out if the tissues. Never heard of it in IV infusion.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
23 Dec 12
They have two things one is a clear liquid which is in the bag, then they injected the vile of iron into it with a needle (its a brown syrup liquid).
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• United States
23 Dec 12
Oh okay. Thanks for explaining that.
@BarBaraPrz (19421)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Dec 12
No, I haven't had this treatment. And, I must say, I had not heard of it before your mentioning it.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
23 Dec 12
I dont know anyone else who has had it done either, only those Ive seen in the hospital while I had it done.