Iron infusion number three is kicking my butt. I never knew getting iron through an iv would be so harsh on my body. The only thing I can figure is that the side effects are cumulative, kind of like chemo. I have had the same exact side effects in the same exact order each time, but they have gotten progressively worse with each one.
Yesterday I woke up feeling like I had the flu. My head was pounding, my ears hurt, my throat hurt and my stomach was off. It didn't help that it was raining and forty degrees outside, so I couldn't get rid of a chill. (Where are the hot flashes when you need them???)
I can only hope that my numbers are much better when I go back to Dr H (on 2/17). I really don't want to have to do this again.
Happy February, and happy Super Bowl day!