Reply To: Remission and IVIG
The doctors don’t know, it’s a total crapshoot. My doctor asked when diagnosed if I wanted Prednisone, IVIG, or Plasma. I choose Prednisone along with Cellcept and am doing excellent thankfully. Doctors DO NOT know what will work better for you, it’s all a guess. I have yet to hear of someone having their CIDP go into remission on IVIG alone. If there are people out there, I’m happy for them and would like to hear about their experiences in detail.
Yes, there will probably be some side effects from the Prednisone but those can be overcome once you get off of them. I’m taking Cellcept twice a day am happy this is my route versus getting hooked up every month. My guess at some point in 2020 I’ll lower my daily dosage of Cellcept and see how it goes. I’m hopeful it will go well. Maybe doing IVIG and Prednisone at the same time makes the Prednisone experience worse. If that’s a possibility, I’d start the Prednisone at the end of an IVIG cycle.