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    I got a call today from my hematologist's office saying they received approval to start my infusions. When I was in the hospital the doctor said I would need blood transfusions and when I asked my GP about that she said no, that it was iron and something else. She said it's too dangerous to give blood too often and I've already had 6 blood transfusions in 2 months. So I'm not sure what to expect but the nurse said to plan on being there anywhere from 1-2 hours each week. I'm feeling really good about it and that I'll start having more energy. The last few months have made me almost give up.

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    I'm glad to hear that you're getting a treatment that will be making you feel better =) Hopefully you'll start feeling it quickly!
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    Keep us informed about them. It would be so nice to see you feeling better.
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    hope monday goes well.

    keeping an eye out for the update.

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    Hello - I am having an iv iron infusion as well as they want to do a kidney biopsy and my hemoglobin is low, (anemic). Just "in case" I bleed they want to be sure my hemoglobin is up. Did they tell you how long it takes to build up in your blood to the point where your hemoglobin will reflect the iron?

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    Wish you well and i hope this works for you. Bonita

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    Goodluck, Hope you get more energy soon!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southshore View Post
    Hello - I am having an iv iron infusion as well as they want to do a kidney biopsy and my hemoglobin is low, (anemic). Just "in case" I bleed they want to be sure my hemoglobin is up. Did they tell you how long it takes to build up in your blood to the point where your hemoglobin will reflect the iron?
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    Yes welcome Southshore! When I had iron infusions with blood transfusions in the hopsital they did bloodwork a couple of hours afterwards. So maybe it's immediate but at the most a few hours.

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    hi gooddog,

    hope tomorrow goes perfect, and that your energy level is up soon. you sure struggle so much of the time, i am wishing you lots of pain free and energy filled days.

    southshore...welcome to the forum, so glad you are here, and i look forward to sharing information.
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