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    Old 05-19-2004, 08:14 AM   #1
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    Question How long after IV iron till I start feeling better????

    Hi There ~
    I have had 2 IV iron treatments now and my ferritin is up to 260 (from 7)...YEAH!!!! Hgb is now 13 or my question is this: for those of you who have had IV iron, how long does it take to start feeling a difference? I had my last treatment 3.5 weeks ago, but am still fairly fatigued Does anyone have experience with this???

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    ~Robyn P.S. I also have a hormonal disorder and on meds for that - thyroid, GH, etc., but my endo thought that I wasn't feeling any better because of my low ferritin......
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    Old 05-19-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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    Talking Re: How long after IV iron till I start feeling better????

    Wow! You responded very well to the IV iron. Best I ever scored after a cycle of 8 infusions was a ferritin of 69! Never lasted though. I've had a total of 24 infusions and my last ferritin score was a 3. My hematologist has no idea why I don't store it properly.
    My guess is that with as quickly as your iron rebounded and your Hgl shot up that your fatigue probably isn't due to any anemia or iron deficiency. You mentioned other health issues that are known to cause fatigue. Perhaps they're more to blame on this one? I also noticed you've got 4 kids. If there's anything that'll cause exhaustion it's kids!!! I've got 3 so for years I blamed my tiredness on chasing after them. Wouldn't trade em for the world though. Keep following up with your doctors. As long as they're keeping tabs on everything you should be fine.

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