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My infusion rate is 240 for ivig. I take 25 mg of benedryl and 2 tylenol prior. I found the best way for me to avoid a headache is caffeine. I normally drink a 20 oz coffee daily, on the day I have ivig I drink 2 (40 oz) really helps with avoiding a headache. I also drink a lot of water.
I’m not sure if it’s just a coincidence or not, but i also find that I am more prone to a headache if my infusion is during my monthly menstrual cycle.
Mark gave a good description of the prednisone. When i tried prednisone I was on the daily dose (60 mg) every morning. I noticed the difference on the fourth dose/day. I did not suffer longterm health issues as I was only on it for two months. I did have trouble sleeping, irritibility ,weight loss, increase in leg weakness.
Best of luck in whichever treatment you end up trying.