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February 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm


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.