Reply To: No improvement after almost 5 months
Plasma exchange worked for me, but I had at least two treatments before seeing any improvement. Not only that, but the actual plasma exchange experience temporarily made my symptoms worse. I would feel awful for the rest of the day after the treatment, a little better the next day, and then WAY better the day after that… on which day I would receive another treatment and feel awful again. (I had my plasma exchanges every other day, seven in all.) Every treatment was easier than the last one though and by the end of it I had gone from near-paralyzed to being able to stand and walk with a walker and two people assisting me.
If they had stopped at one treatment, I never would have made it out of the bed.