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    Old 11-29-2007, 08:39 PM   #1
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    Venofer side effects

    I am a 23-year post gastric-bypass patient and have had 2 iron infusions several years ago with the Dextran iron and did fine. Recently, my ferritin level had gone down to 3.6 and all of my other iron stores were extremely low. I have had 3 of the weekly Venofer infusions and have had 13 days of extreme fatigue and low-grade fever. I have had some joint pain (I have Restless Leg Syndrome) and my PCP cannot figure out what is causing my symptoms. His last advice was to wait and watch. I've been in bed for the last 48 hours and am cannot function in my daily life. I have 10-year old triplets and a 4 year old and cannot continue on this way. Has anyone else had this type of reaction?

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    Old 11-30-2007, 08:08 AM   #2
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    From what I've read here it sounds like some of your symptoms are due to IV iron and others are due to low Ferritin. I had RLS and low grade fever for 3 months. Doctors couldn't tell me anything either. I had all kinds of testing done and nothing else showed up the whole time. As my Hgb went up and the anemia resolved it went away. But I think you are having a simple reaction to the IV. You can use the search box at the top of the page and put in Venofer. Feel better it just takes a long time. FLFLOWERGIRL

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