Reply To: 3rd IVIG not as effective?/relapse?

February 12, 2012 at 3:25 am

I did try the prednisone, but it was not successful for me. It seemed it had the opposite effect for me that most have. Instead of gaining strength, i got weaker. I lost weight, where most gain on it.
A lot of people have had success with it, so it’s definitely worth discussing with your Dr. It does come with a lot of undesireable side effects, but i believe most of them are for people on high doses for long periods of time.
sometimes I would get what felt like a cold starting right after getting my ivig–but it usually never turned into a cold, and only lasted a few hours after the infusion. Actually i have never been sick (other than headache induced from lumbar puncture) since I have been diagnosed with cidp in june of 2009, and very rarely in my entire life. Really puts the whole overactive immune system in perspective—I think i would have much rather had a few colds and viruses in my lifetime than this!!