Plasmapherisis & Dehydration

July 10, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Thank you for all of your replys about dehydration. The nurse who did my pp said she had never seen anyone dehydrate as fast as I had. My saline level is low so you would think I would not be thirsty but I am constantly. They measured my output in the hospital and Iwas putting out 4.5 liters a day and taking in about 3 -3.5 liters. Also my skin turgor is awful It looks like someone has pinched me and it will not go back. It is interesting that this may be a side effect of GBS and CIDP. I will look into the biotene products. Thanks for the suggestion.
I had my pp done at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, GA My doctor is Dr. Alan Little. He said he has had great success with pp and his CIDP patients. For me it was an immediate improvement after the first. His method is you do 5 treatments in a row. I skipped the third day to let my body rest. I had no bad side effects so they were able to do them in 6 days. Some people have side effects and they have to skip every other day. I asked why more doctors don’t do the pp first and the only explanation was that maybe they don’t have the machines to do it so they go the ivig route first. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚