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