Reply To: Be Encouraged

October 16, 2012 at 12:32 am

It is impossible to tell how much difference a treatment makes in an individual case, because recovery can occur regardless of treatment. In my case, I was continuing to lose strength after two rounds of IvIg, then I crashed to a condition of total paralysis below the neck. My understanding of plasma exchange is that it is indicated in such a case, so there must be a medical basis for it. But I doubt it would be ordered merely for persistant residual effects. Recovery from either of these disorders is not necessarily 100%, and there is a difference between persistant neuropathic symptoms and relapse, wjhich would be progresssive persistant weakness.