Changed to 10% IVIG Solution

December 31, 2007 at 3:21 am

I’m going into my third year of 3 days biweekly of IVIG. I get 50 grams a day that is now 10% solution and it has certainly cut down on the side effects. Was told the 5% IVIG baggy contained too much fluid for me and sometimes it causes severe eye aches/migraines-they were right. Now my headaches are much less and I take Tylenol with Benadryl for 2 more days after I finish the round of infusions.

I watch the pump rate to see if it gets over 150. Sometimes the home health nurses try to bump it up to 180-200 and I get ill. I have the rate reduced if I start to feel bad.The pump rate has a lot to do with length of plastic tubing, tubing thickness and how the pump is working as it can slow drip flow.Lately I’ve asked for a bag of simple fluids added as I am usually dehydrated-makes me feel better.