Reply To: Tell me about plasma exchange

March 5, 2020 at 4:08 pm

Is the effects of Plasma Exchange permanent or do you still have the bad antibodies attacking your nerves and require treatment to keep it at bay? I am on IVIG and starting to not respond to it the way I used to so seeking other treatment options. I don’t want to go the IV Steroid route as the side effects to me are just too much. I am afraid to go on the immune suppression drugs also. So i mentioned PE to my neurologist. He said he usually only does PE on worst case patients and wouldn’t recommend PE for me. I am confused. It seems like a good option to have the bad antibodies taken out and replaced with new plasma.