IVIG Resistance?

September 8, 2010 at 11:36 am


how long have you been on IVIG ? i was dx with gbs at the end of may, and treated with ivig , i relapsed in july and again in august both times treated to 5 days of ivig.been dx as cidp now. my neuro now has me on a 100 grams of ivig every two weeks to keep the symtoms at bay. along with 50mg prendisone daily.

so i too am wanting to know if we build up a resistance to ivig ?

Thanks Roland[/QUOTE]

Hello Roland,

I have been on IVIG for 1 year and 5 months. My infusion just recently has been doubled to 80 grams every two weeks. It took around two months initially to see improvement. Once they increased my dosage I felt a remarkable difference the following day.

How is the Prednisone? Any side effects?

I guess the question regarding “resistance” is a question for my doctor.

Thanks for your response,