Reply To: anemia

April 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I’m a 52 year old male and I’ve been receiving IVIG every two weeks for my CIDP since 1999. I too was feeling exceptionally fatigued & just attributed it to the CIDP. It turns out that receiving regular infusions of IVIG eventually has the effect of washing out the body’s iron. My neuro detected an iron deficiency in my blood work back in 2008 & prescribed a daily dose of 150mg of Poly-Iron (Polysaccharides-Iron). It’s manufactured by Cypress Pharmaceuticals and must be dispensed by a pharmacy. It’s not an OTC medication, but it has brought my iron levels back to normal. It’s really been a life-saver for me.
However, I’ve recently had to take mega-high level doses of Vitamin D on two separate occasions. I’m not sure whether this newly developed vitamin deficiency is a result of my regular IVIG infusions or is just an unrelated condition.