Hi everyone, I wanted to explain the situation with my ferritin/iron supplementation in a different post to the first one I have put up about my thyroid results and symptoms. Because of my concerns I wanted to dedicate this post to anything ferritin/iron related and leave everything thyroid/hypo/Hashimoto's/B12/vitamin D related to my first post if that's ok.
My ferritin has been low for a while and my GP has referred me for an iron infusion. I have a few questions regarding this because I am a bit unsure and worried about how to prepare and what to expect.
I have the infusion next week so do I need to be back on iron supplements or not if it's just in a week's time?
I've read that people with history of asthma and eczema develop allergic reactions to the infusion. I don't have asthma but I have a history of infantile eczema so would that put me at risk for an allergic reaction?
How long will I be in the hospital for? I have read that I will get a specific amount of iron given to me depending on my weight and haemoglobin level. My haemoglobin level is bang in the middle so I'm not sure what will happen.
T4 needs to be taken 4 hours away from iron so does that mean I go without the T4 for 4 hours either side of the iron?
I understand that iron needs to be kept away from things like calcium and caffeine and I am a big tea/coffee drinker. Without sounding thick would that mean I can't drink tea/coffee/anything with milk in it when having the infusion?
I just want everything with the iron infusion to go 100% right and I want to pull out all the stops to getting my iron stores back up because my ferritin has been low for ages and I am sure it has been affecting my job performance at work.
I appreciate your comments.