Had anybody managed to get an iron infusion on the NHS?
My ferritin level is 6. The GP had requested an infusion from haematology. They have denied it saying that it is inherently dangerous and I just have to take tablets.
Problem is, I've taken 200mg x 3 /day of ferrous sulphate previously for months and my ferritin only increased a bit (about 10 higher) and then it just dropped when I stopped taking the tablets. They give me diarrhea and they don't seem to work anyway.
I could do it privately but I don't really want to because if I still can't keep ferritin up then I'll want them periodically.