Hey Diana! I had my first infusion in 2009, too. 4 weekly infusions of Ferrlicet (about 1.5 hours each) and my ferritin went from 7 to 90. It steadily declined over roughly 16 months, and I'm anemic again now (ferritin was 6 a couple weeks ago!) This time, though, my PCP sent me to a hematologist & he ordered this Feraheme injection. I'd posted asking about it recently, but only one other person had any experience with it, so I said I'd post my experience in case anyone else was looking for different options.
The Feraheme is a little different than a typical infusion in that it's just a super short IV (not IM) injection...the actual push was literally 5 minutes! The hour I had to spend there after was strictly for observation, and the 20-minute Benadryl drip/tylenol beforehand were precautionary. Evidently, though, Feraheme has much less risk of allergic reaction compared to the typical Infed or Venofer infusions. It was originally designed for patients on dialysis, I guess. With Feraheme, you go once & then a second time a week later, and that's it. Should be good to go for at least a year, but as with anything, ymmv.
One of the best things about it so far is that since it's an "injection" and not an "infusion", my insurance considers it an office service, similar to something like an in-office allergy shot. So it's covered 100% under my policy, unlike an outpatient procedure where I'd have to pay a co-pay and then 20%.