To make a long story short, I have low iron levels that are affecting my ADHD and there are possibly other things too that tie in.
So, I have an appointment later to get iron infusions, since iron supplements did nothing and I haven’t been progressing as I should. Constantly fatigued, distracted by random things that don’t matter, brain fog that is preventing me from concentrating, impulsive behaviors that could cause me to self-destruct if I am not careful, hyper-fixating on nonsense when I need to do what is something important/productive, napping more often, and feeling dizzy when I get up from a laying or sitting position, along with overeating and feeling unmotivated or getting bored a bit faster.
It’s been bad and I need to make it better.
So, I’ve been looking into iron infusions and noticed that I will have to endure this for 2 to 3 weeks to really get my iron levels to a normal place. I was told by my doctor that after I get the infusions, I should be good for several months.
I mean there is not much to give me in terms of advice. I just wanted to know if anyone here had a experience with this, whether you have a close friend or close family member who has experienced it or you have gone through it , if you already didn’t?
That is all I got!
Thoughts and feelings?
I had to get blood tests to get medicated as well, however I was alright with just getting an omega 3 supplement. My mom, however, is somewhat anemic. As long as it isn’t sickle cell disease, I’d think it would be OK.
My roommate was on dialysis, but hers was thriufh the stomach and npt through blood. The blood dialysis is muxh more intense.
But that is backwards of what youre doing
Sickle cell disease? I’ve heard of this, but don’t know what it is exactly, in terms of how it affects the body.
That is freaky and scary to me for some reason.
Well, dyalisys is a race to clear the toxins from your body while you clear the nutrients from your blood. It isn’t as fine-tuned as your working kidneys are. So, it’s an additional 10 years, once on it.
Okay, @J.L.O and @NotARussianBot, I made a mistake because I went to get my iron infusion, but I need to get blood work done only speak to people. Got to do a follow-up next and around that time get a phone for the real iron infusion. Today was just blood work and chatting.
I was hoping that it would happen today, but I was too hopeful.
Sorry for that.
I’ve never heard of iron infusions before now, but I hope it all goes well for you! ( ˆ◡ˆ)۶ ٩(˘◡˘ )
Did you Google it or would you prefer I tell you about it a bit?
Yup, I googled it. Omg it takes 3-4 hours? I could never do that. You’re freaking brave! ٩(˘◡˘)۶
Then chances are you have to go back for a follow-up depending on how anemic you are. I was told that the procedure takes 2 to 3 weeks and then I won’t have to go back for several months later.
The procedure isn’t really painful because it is a bit similar to getting blood taken in a way.
Unless you dislike needles a lot, then yeah, it would be painful and unbearable!
I don’t mind needles; in fact, I’m getting a flu shot and covid booster tomorrow. But sitting in a doctor’s office hooked up to an IV for 3-4 hours at a time would be a nightmare even if I had my Kindle with me. I hope you can bring something with you for amusement! ヽ(^。^)丿
As someone who had their first infusion therapy yesterday (not for iron but something else) I hope it goes well for you! The doctors/nurses are usually open to questions so dont be afriad to ask them if you have any. Also, stay hydrated. It makes the needle going in easier and will make you feel better
Thank you. I shall really know what will happen by next week. Yesterday, I was only getting some blood work done and speak a bit. It makes sense I get blood work done yesterday than actually getting iron infusions, since I was only there simply for them to take my blood and to meet the doctor. Next week they will chat with me more on what happened yesterday.
I made the mistake in thinking that I was going to get my iron infusion on that day, but I have to wait for a bit and listen out for a phone call. I will have to make an appointment for when I get the real iron infusion which is set in another location.
So, yeah, it’s a waiting game, but not too long this time.
Either way, thank you for the kind comment!
I got my phone and that is it, I suppose.
Bringing anything else would be a hassle for me.
Tomorrow I return back to the doctor to gather some information and what is next to come for my iron infusion.
Can’t wait to know what that date is!
Got a date for the iron and B12 infusions for two days next week.
And I have an appointment happening later today.