prednisone and ivig

August 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

hi lori,
i was diagnosed on april 12th and immediately received 5 days of ivig and put on 60mg of prednisone.
before leaving the hospital after a 2 1/2 month stay, i received another ivig booster.
i currently am decreasing my ‘roids to 40 and my dr said i will most likely stay at 20 for awhile. i also get ivig treatments once a month.
i have been successful with this regime. i am out of wheelchair and have a walker.

anywho, prednisone is a necessary evil for has made me gain weight, grow hair like a man and sweat as if i ran a marathon. my moods have been bad at times as well. with all that said, it’s such a miracle drug for me.

good luck to you. many blessings.