plasma exchange may be better

June 5, 2006 at 3:28 pm

Dear Friend,

I’ve had 106 plasma pheresis treatments over the past three years. I’m finally to the point where I do not need this treatment to survive CIDP. I’ve also had I.V.I.G. for six months at a time. I found that the plasma pheresis treatments made me feel better over all. The I.V.I.G. gave me tremendous migraines. We are also having a shortage of I.V.I.G. in California.

I also found exercising at a gym built my strength back up. I was very weak, but now I can even climb stairs again. Keep working hard at taking care of yourself. Hope you start feeling better soon.

Keep the faith!