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#1 vickirenee

 
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Posted 06 July 2004 - 06:26 AM

Hi. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in March. It was discovered after I was found to be very anemic. I had blood tests and a biopsy. Now my iron levels are still not great so they have decided to do iron by IV. Has anyone had this? I had one treatment last week and am scheduled for one a week for the next month.
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Posted 07 July 2004 - 11:16 PM

By iv do you mean injections?- i was first diagnosed with pernicious aneamia, and had a course of 2 needles a week, then it went to 1 a month and now they are every 4 months, my coeliac symptoms started after this, and it took 6 months to be diagnosed with it.- ju
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Posted 08 July 2004 - 04:30 AM

Good morning. My doctors have called it IV Therapy. It is an actual IV of iron. I went for my first treatment last Friday. I am receiving these treatments at the cancer center with the chemo patients. Pretty weird. They started with a smaller, "test" dosage. Then I waited an hour to see if I had any reactions and when I didn't, I received a full dose. I was there, hooked up to an IV for over 3 hours. Very tedious... I have treatments scheduled for every Friday this month. Does this sound familiar to anyone???

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 07:54 PM

Yes. I do the same thing. About every four months. 1 Gram if iron; 8 sessions; 125 mg each time. Takes about 4 hours door to door and a bruised elbow!
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Lisa A. Barella, PhD
Reno, NV
Confirmed Celiac by biopsy - July 18th 2003
4 people in family with Celiac Disease (mom, two brothers, me)
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