Reply To: my father is paralysed neck down.

March 18, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Unfortunately, the prognosis probably poor, but his neurologist must give the authoritative medical opinion. Generally, earlier treatment leads to better recovery. Even with early treatment, there is a great deal of variation in these neuropathies. Maximum recovery is usually reachd in from one to three years. But one must always hope if there is any possibility. Have there been any signs of improvement since starting plasma exchange?

I was paralyzed below the neck for a few weeks, and a paraplegic for a few months. I was given plasma exchange after the initial IvIg treatments seemed not to help. I started to respond after a few PE treatments and was then switched to drugs. I was nearly fully recovered after a couple of years.