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Hello, I had an iron infusion undertaken today for iron deficiency anaemia which was not resolving on iron tablets and recurs due to heavy menstrual bleeds.
?The nurse told me to expect to feel better after the infusion and I did in the fact that I felt more energised; however I began to feel tired towards the end of the infusion as I was yawning quite a lot - and I know I wasn't that tired in the morning as I was very much awake!
?My stats pre-infusion were
Blood pressure - 138/101 - went down to 136/95 after infusion
Heart rate - 75 - went down t0 63 after infusion
Respiration rate - 16 (12 - 20) - remained the same after infusion
?SPO2 - 97% - went down to 94% after infusion
?I was diagnosed hypothyroid in 2013; the nurse asked me if my blood pressure has always been very high and I said that it had. I take 50mcg lactose free Levothyroxine - I cannot be prescribed any lactose-containing brands since I am lactose intolerant. My endocrinologist is aware of this. I have been on continually low doses of Levothyroxine since being changed to Teva as I experience side effects of diarrhoea, burning in throat, nausea and vomiting after taking any more than 50mcg.
?I informed my endocrinologist about this and he suggested I go back to lactose containing Levothyroxine - but my levels were so poor on as much as 175mcg. So to circumvent the side effects I have remained on the 50mcg dose.
I am also trying for a baby at some stage too. I am 33 years old.
?Fatigue - more pronounced after the iron infusion. Have looked it up and it is not? a side effect of the iron infusion
Dry skin appearing all over legs
?Low heart rate
?High blood pressure
?Puffy ankles and eyes
?Swollen thyroid gland - goitre confirmed in 2012 and again in 2015. No biopsy as thyroid gland only enlarged.
TSH 6.8 (0.2 - 4.2)
?FREE T4 12.7 (12 - 22)
FREE T3 4.2 (3.1 - 6.8)
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