Reply To: Itching
I contracted GBS in 2002. Then a few years later I advanced into CIDP. I didn’t know this at the time, however the fact I could not walk my wife took me to the doctor. This was in 2011. I was admitted to the hospital immediately started on IVIG daily. After a week or so I begin to get my strength back and was discharged. I was fortunate they caught it early. From that time, I have been on a regiment of IVIG infusions to attempt find the best timing interval of this infusions. I currently receive my infusions every 8 weeks. I still live with the numbness and pins and needles in my feet and hands but have learned to live with it. I haven’t had much trouble with side effects from the IVIG except a few years ago the itching on my ankles and hands primarily. Recently the itching has moved to my scalp. I normally use Cortisone 10 for my hands and feet. This works for me for 2-3 months then the itching returns. CIDP was a cake walk compared to GBS.