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Some people find relief from the side effects of IVIG:
1. As you stated, slow it down. Must infusion centers probably have automatic, digital, battery powered pumps by now. It’s hard to verify the rate the nurse puts in. If necessary, have your doctor write an order for the desired rates. Some patients simply cannot handle the IVIG manufacturers’ stated rates.
2. Drink a lot of water the day prior to and the day of infusion.
3. Take an NSAID- ask your doctor
4. Pre-treat with benadryl. Some people take their own, some people get an RX for the infusion center from their doctor.
Ask you doctor about 3 and 4.
I see in your reply that the doctor is already giving him more IVIG. And, I understand you wish it were you. I bet if it were you he would wish it was him.