IVIG and Flu Shots

November 15, 2006 at 4:31 pm

I have had really good results with IVig (5 base doses, 2 weekly, and now monthly) After 8 weeks I am walking and feeling 98% (I still have pain in the bottom of my feet) better. I also have gone from 80mg of prednisone to alternating 60/40. A month ago I never thought I’d get back to this point! I have relapsing CIDP and after 3 accute attacks since April I finally have a course of action and making forward progress. There is hope! As for flu shots I’ve also been told to avoid vaccines – when you have a disease like CIDP that is caused by imune issues a vaccine can send your system haywire.

Good luck and hang in there – you will get better!

Cheryl in Colorado