Hello all, I went to a very helpful and patient endocrinologist yesterday as recommended by the lovely ladies here. It was a private appointment. I am hypothyroid and I have antibodies around the 200 mark. One of the main issues I have is fatigue and I struggle to increase my ferritin levels as I cannot tolerate iron supplements. Even spatone makes me very hot and unable to sleep at night. I've also tried ferrous fumarate from the GP. My current levels are 19ug/l and the range is 11-336. My GP refused to give me an iron injection.
The consultant first said that my iron needs to be addressed and has quoted £900 for an iron infusion and says iron injections are not given anymore. I'm sure my Dad had one about a 18 months ago through his GP. Apparently, the infusion requires a doctor onsite as it can be dangerous and I may need 3 to get my levels up. My insurance won't cover this either. There's no way I can afford this amount.
Have iron injections really been replaced by infusions? Can anybody let me know where I can have this done for less? I'm in London.