IV Iron Infusion vs. Iron Injections
I am new here and there seems to be alot of confusion over IV iron infusion vs. iron shots. I have chronic Iron Deficiency Anemia, and have been this way for a couple of years. My Hemoglobin is currently in the high 70's, but it has sometimes reached the 100 mark (normal range is 120-150) so after discussions with my Hematologist, I will start IV iron infusion at the hospital (they do this closely monitored at the cancer centre where I live) next week. If I tolerate the first 2 infusions, then I have the option of seeing my family doc for shots or going to a private clinic for future infusions. I was assured that there is no difference between the shots and the IV (the IV simply requires an hour more of your time....lol) and the side effects are rare. I will let you know how I make out, but for those of you who are anxious, dont worry!!