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Day after iron infusion

Hi everyone! I was just wondering how you feel the day after an iron infusion? I feel tired, nauseous and my stomach is a bit queasy. I thought I was supposed to feel energised and great afterwards? Feeling a bit frustrated, as before I had the iron infusion yesterday, I was feeling much better in general.
Many thanks ❤️

  1. HI Cara. I hear you. It can be so frustrating to feel like you did something to make matters worse. I have a very unique experience with iron infusions. I have had many throughout my Crohn's journey.  

    Ultimately I came to the conclusion that they aren't for me. Not to discourage you at all because we all react differently. But in my case, I would get ill afterwards. And sometimes immediately after or during the infusion. Stomach ache, nausea, bad fatigue. Just overall feeling of feeling off and ill. I would even throw up sometimes.

    So, just letting you know you aren't alone in feeling these symptoms. I would suggest resting as much as you can and taking it easy. Perhaps in a couple of days your body will process the load and you will feel better.  

    Sorry you are feeling badly.  

    Hugs, Elizabeth (team member)

    1. Hi Elizabeth just one more question, how long after your iron infusion did it take you to recover from your symptoms/side effects? Many thanks ❤️

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, we literally sound like the same person in a lot of ways! ❤️

    1. Hi . While reactions to iron infusions are rare, they definitely do occur. According to this study nausea is the most common reaction and occurs in just under 3% of patients: It is important to make sure to tell your doctor about this reaction, especially so it can be reported to the FDA adverse event system. Also, you can read more about Elizabeth's experience with an iron reaction in this article she wrote on the event: Best, Richard (Team Member)

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