Reply To: Starting another 5 day treatment of IVIg

May 1, 2017 at 5:51 pm

My insurance will only cover Gammunex — the only gamma infusion in their formulary — but I’ve read some people have fewer side effects if they change branda. I talked today with the nursing supervisor at my infusion service about my terrible headaches, and she suggested changing brands and offered to try to get me an exception from the insurance company. I don’t believe they’ll go for it. But I’m seeing my doctor tomorrow about stretching out my infusions a little so I don’t get hit with 5 huge dooses on consecutive days. I’m also getting a different nurse because the one who did my first two rounds just can’t deal with my small veins.

Good luck with your treatment!