In- or Out-patient

March 24, 2011 at 12:38 am

[COLOR=black]All of my plasmapheresis treatments have been done on an outpatient basis, with no problems of any serious note. I often (about half the time) experienced a large blood pressure drop towards the end of the treatment. If it happened, I would just take it easy, eat something salty, drink some juice, and wait until my blood pressure was up. Only rarely did the recovery take more than a few minutes. [/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]I could have insisted on having the initial treatments done in-patient, but I did not see a need for it. I knew that the dialysis nurses had considerable experience with the procedure and knew how to handle an emergency. However, my treatments were done in a large medical center, where plasmapheresis was done daily.[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]Just my experience.[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]Godspeed in your decision,[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR]