Fast Infusion as opposed to slow

May 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I have had CIDP since 1999 and have undergone IVIG treatments on a number of occasions. However I am now undergoing treatments that are spread over 8 hours and 3 days. They have always been given to me in one day as fast as they could run the stuff before. I had really bad headaches and the treatments did not seem to do much good. The treatments I am now getting have stopped the burning and pain and I am slowing beging to regain some of my strength. I do have some side effects but they are running Benadrile IV at the start and this has cut them way back.
Don’t be afraid to discuss things with your Doctor, after all you are paying him.
Good Luck,