Reply To: Anti-MAG treatment update

December 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm

Oops! Sorry Ila, forgot to answer your question about plasma exchange. I’ve asked a number of neurologists that same question. Here’s what I get as an answer…plasma exchange may help in the very short run but it is just filtering out your excess antibodies temporarily and is not a very long term solution. Plus, there is a fair risk due to infection as you are literally having your blood taken out, spun and processed and returned (all through large catheters). That said, none of us are the same and our doctors all have slightly differing philosophies. If you have been encouraged to give it a try or want to try it for your own peace of mind then I’d give it a go. Take care!