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Old 11-01-2007, 04:32 PM   #1
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IV iron infusion therapy

HGB is 8.2. RDW is 21.
Will have first treatment next week, then 1 weekly for 1-2months. What side effects can I expect if any and how will I feel?
Am I going to be able to continue working (10 hour) shifts? I have to travel 3hours over and 3 hours back to hospital for treatment.
I am between 45 & 50 years old.

 
Old 11-01-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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Re: IV iron infusion therapy

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HGB is 8.2. RDW is 21.
Will have first treatment next week, then 1 weekly for 1-2months. What side effects can I expect if any and how will I feel?
Am I going to be able to continue working (10 hour) shifts? I have to travel 3hours over and 3 hours back to hospital for treatment.
I am between 45 & 50 years old.
I have not had this type of therapy myself. You can read about IV therapy on other threads here several pages back, I think page 4 located at the bottom of the first page. There is a lot of information here for you. You can also use the search box at the top of the page and search IV iron infusions. Be Well. FLFLOWERGIRL

 
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:40 AM   #3
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Re: IV iron infusion therapy

Hi Paleface,
I have read about alot of side effects but just wanted to let you know my experience with IV iron infusions. I had 2 infusions a week from March till June of this year, for a total of 24 infusions. They felt like a gift from God. They made such a difference. I had no side effects and did wonderfully well with the infusions. My physician ordered them to run in slowly, over 3 hours, because he said people tended to have less side effects with the slower rate. I worked the entire time but did have to take off 2 afternoons a week to get them. I would use the time to read, or more often, take a nap. I felt better than I had in a couple of years! Even people at work started asking what was up because they could tell I felt so much better. Well, that's my iron IV story. I hope you do as well!
JMW

 
Old 11-09-2007, 08:47 AM   #4
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Re: IV iron infusion therapy

Hi Paleface, I had the IV iron infusions once a week for 9 months last year and it made an amazing difference in my energy levels. I had no bothersome side effects from it at all. I received Venofer IV because my hematologist said that of the iV infusions of iron this one had the lowest incidence of side effects. I only took off the day I had the infusions and I did fine,although I don't travel for my job. Best of luck!!

 
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