Reply To: Recent CIDP diagnosis
I was looking into Stem Cell Treatment but my neurologist said that he thinks that it would not be a good choice since I am doing good on IVIG. He said that they are seeing remarkable improvements with patients but that the risk of the high doses of chemo that is required for killing off the immune system is with high risk of other, life-long bad side effects on your body. He also said that some people go through SCT and don’t get any relief. So for someone who is doing good on their current treatment, he thinks it is too much to risk. But he does agree that they are doing great things in their research of SCT but for now the drugs used are so hard on the body. So i backed off and am just following the progress of SCT. I would love to someday stop my IVIG treatments but I guess right now I am not willing to take the risk of other complications due to the chemo drugs since I do have other options. So just do your research if you decide to look into SCT.