i recently just had an iron infusion about two weeks ago and i immediately noticed that my skin has turned darker than it normally is. it was a 1000 mg of dark brown fluid and im afraid it has darkened my skin. my eyes have since turned brown too. is this something i shouldve expected and is it permanant? will i go back to my old complexion, if so, when? i have heard that vitamin c decreases the iron levels in your body, is this safe to take for my complexion to go back as i thinkthis is due to the increased iron in my body.
Hello Genies, I received an Iron Infusion yesterday, Manofer I believe 1000mg too and I am seeing similar effects to those experienced by you back in 2015. My skin is turning darker (it looked like a nice tan before, but now is going a bit too dark), and even the white part of the eyes seems less white now. I was wondering if in your case, you finally recovered your tone and the eyes went back to their normal colour. When you wrote that post it was 2 weeks after the IV Iron infusion. Did the reaction finally subside? How long did it take? I am a bit worried and I'd really appreciate if you could tell me about your experience. I hope it all went well finally. Thanks.
If anyone else out there knows anything about this type of reaction to Iron infusions, any information will be much appreciated. I have called a 24h number from the NHS, and I spoke to 3 doctors, but none of them had ever heard about this type of reaction so they couldn't assure me it wasn't permanent. Thanks.
I had a similar reaction too.
I had ferinject injection 2 months ago now. But unlike your history, I immediately developed severe urticaria and had to take several steroid injections to suppress the reaction. Same day and soon later I noticed my skin looked tanned. I initially had spots of darker skin, but eventually it evened out to become homogously ‘tanned-like’. Now two months later unfortunately I still notice that my skin is darker than before. I can easily tell the difference with my makeup and clothes and old photos.
Now I’m not sure if it’s going to go away at all. I haven’t consulted about it. Just thought I’ll give it Time. I just hope it goes away when iron levels even out.
Anyone with longer duration of such symptoms please give feedback.
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