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Old Mon Sep 28, 2009, 09:24 AM
Marlene Marlene is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Springfield, VA
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It's so good to see that your doc is taking a conservative approach and drawing labs weekly. I wish more would. So many start patients on the "standard" dose and don't bother to run labs for a month or more.

Even though Exjade is easier to take since it's oral, it comes with higher risks. John could never get to full dose of either Des or Exjade.

Hope this works for you and get some of that iron off.

Marlene, wife to John DX w/SAA April 2002, Stable partial remission; Treated with High Dose Cytoxan, Johns Hopkins, June 2002. Final phlebotomy 11/2016. As of January 2017, FE is 233, HGB 11.7, WBC 5.1/ANC 4.0, Plts 146K.
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