Reply To: Week of IVIg treatments and a second opinion

April 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Sandra, treatment varies for CIDP because we don’t all respond to treatment for our disorder in the same way. It is not unusual for treatment regimens to be revised in an attempt to improve results.

Parry and Steinberg do not discuss using prednisone with IvIg but do not rule it out. This report indicates that using them together may give better results:!po=3.40909

My primary treatment was plasma exchange, after IvIg seemed to be ineffective. I also took prednisone and continued it for about a year after PE in periodically reduced dosages as I transitioned to mycophenolate mofetil. I never had side effects from the prednisone that I noticed. It isn’t necessarily bad for everyone and it may lead to good results. My results were good, in any case.