December 8, 2006 at 11:40 am
I have not had to have any CIDP treatments since undergoing a 9 month chemotherapy regiment back in 2003, but before that, I was on every treatment imaginable. Twice weekly IVIG for about 8 months, steroid infusions twice weekly for 21 months, 17 plasmaphersis treatments, imuran… My bloodwork was always fine, except when I was on Imuran, then I had to keep having it checked often for possible liver damage, as it is an immunosuppressant. While on chemotherapy, the goal was to get my white cell count down to zero, then I could go off of it & allow my system to reboot.
Since 2003, everything has been fine, except my cholesterol. I think I will now have to just handle that by going on Lipitor…