Reply To: Determining Axonal Damage Using EMG Results

July 13, 2015 at 5:39 pm

By the way, your mother’s treatment is similar to mine, except that my treatment with prednisone and Cellcept started right after my plasma exchange. IvIg did nothing much for me, either. I don’t understand why there was so much delay in using drugs for your mother.

May I ask how many PE treatments she had, initially? Five is common, but I had nine. I think the number is largely determined by what the insurance company will pay for. This is a problem, because more is better. One treatment is not 100% efficient, so every subsequent treatment in a series increases the reduction in the components which are removed by the treatment. In my case, the treatment was effective. I have had no signs of relapse four years out of the hospital.