Long Term IVIG Maintenance

October 5, 2007 at 6:47 pm


I have been seeing my Neurologist at Ohio State since Feb of 1995, and on numerous occasions he has often said to me that each CIDP patient he takes care of needs a different treatment plan as what works for one person might not work for another. He is however, able to gain experience as to how we might react to a particular treatment method. He has always let me be part of the decision making for my treatment. I just saw him on Wednesday, and we discussed the possibilityof decreasing my prednisone from 10mg daily to a lesser amount. I told him that although I have had no problems in the past six weeks since we reduced amount taken by 5mg, I did not feel comfortable with any further reduction until after I have the partial hip replacement surgery, which has not as yet been scheduled. I do have a scheduled appointment with the surgeon on 10/31/07. He agreed with my reasoning, and any further decrease will be after the surgery.