Iron infusion

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Hi folks

I suffer from Atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome which causes anemia.

Can I ask if any of you have had an Intravenous iron infusion?.

If you have how long did it take to feel any difference in breathing and energy levels?.

Thank you.

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    Hi Andrew,

    I have had 4 to date. I find it takes about 7 to 10 days to feel the benefit. I go for a blood test 2 weeks after an infusion to test levels as they say it takes this long for iron levels to rise. I did have a transfusion followed by intravenous ferrous sulphate and I found this worked quicker and better. Hope this helps. Vikki.

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    When I get them, I have to go in for 6 infusions over a two to three week period then get tested to make sure it’s brought levels back up 10-14 days later (after the last one). I think towards the end, 5th or 6th infusion I can noticeably feel the difference but that’s usually at least 2 weeks after the first one and have gotten more in me between then. (Does that make sense?) Hope that helps smile 
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    Hi Andrew I was the same on haemo dialysis and had monthly infusions which took about 20 mins. To be honest I did this right up to my transplant 8 weeks ago and didn't ever feel a difference and my anemia didn't go. I would say though that the best I felt on dialysis was on home haemo. Did it for 2 hours for 6 days. Felt so much better even had the energy to go out for the occasional lunch.

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    Iron infusion is a procedure in which iron is delivered to your body intravenously, meaning into a vein through a needle. This method of delivering medication or supplementation is also known as an intravenous infusion.

    Iron infusions are usually prescribed by doctors to treat iron deficiency anemia.  

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    An iron infusion is when iron is delivered via an intravenous line into a person's body.Increasing the amount of iron a person has in their blood can cure anemia or increase a low red blood cell count.

    The body uses iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an important part of red blood cells and helps carry oxygen around the body.

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