Reply To: Unable to tolerate IVIG?

May 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Maybe you should consult a cardiologist about your BP problem during IVIG. Neurologists don’t always know what to do about these things, I’ve discovered. A cardio might suggest something to keep your pressure in a normal range.

My BP sometimes goes UP during infusions. Today it was so high that I took an extra dose of my BP med to get it down to a safe range. My nurse was becoming very alarmed. Most of the time, my BP stays in the normal range. Neuropathy itself can cause BP problems. My neuro warned me about that, and he was exactly right. Add the effects of IVIG and you may have more of a problem. Don’t give up your treatment without consulting a cardiologist!

Good luck!