Patients who receive injectable fe infusion need to check their phosphorus levels..

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Hypophosphotaemia or low levels of phosphorus in the body after fe infusions have been noted that can give rise to muscle cramps, chest pain n dizziness.. can be dangerous if too low.. I got my shot of FCM infusion 3 days back n feeling terrible with flu like symptoms from next day onwards.. I have headache, low grade fever, muscle n joint pains, body ache too.. God knows how long this will take to go .. I need to get back to my work 

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    So, how can you raise your levels of phosphorus?  Have you had yours checked and know they are low or you are assuming?
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      No I’m not assuming .. it’s study based n levels can be increased by having oral medication 1000mg/ day , food like eggs, poultry dairy have phosphorus too.. I did not check mine as it’s been just 2 days .. another thing is to check vitD levels.. medication is 60,000IU once a week for 6-8 weeks..low vit D can trigger low phosphorus levels too
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    Interesting!  I would be curious what mine are?  I’m very low on iron and Vit D.  I’m not doing infusions but I do supplement daily, which has helped tremendously. 
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      Oral iron is absorbed very less n slowly the risk is with fe infusion.. when there is a rapid iron load... so you are not at risk but yes ..do take your vit D supplement  .. you will feel much better.. my Vit D levels are in range as I keep on taking supplements off n on.. 
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