9 yr old on prednisone

July 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

My 9 year old newly diagnosed CIDP son got chemical meningitis from IVIG, so he is now on prednisone. He hasn’t been on it a week yet, but I totally agree on the meds to treat the side effects. He is on 40 mg/day for 2 weeks, then 40mg every other day for 6 months…YAY!! Unless the increased intercranial pressure comes back, then we go back to square 1 on that issue but he could go back to IVIG. The thing that really sucks is we were already seeing improvements in his CIDP symptoms after 2 IVIG rounds.