Reply To: New to CIDP and IVIg, side effects

June 25, 2012 at 2:35 am

hi caveman–welcome to the forum. I have had several loading doses over the past three years. I got them in 2 days instead of the standard 5 because I am also self employed and didnt want to miss work. I am not sure of your age and health condition, but if you are not over 60 and in good health you can discuss the 2 day with your Dr—you will get the same amount (probably 2gm per kg if you are doing standard loading dose) it’s just spread over 2 instead of 5 days.
i did not have side effects from the ivig, drank lots of water, pre-medicated with tylenol and benedryl. My infusion took about 4-5 hours. I was able to make the 3 hour drive home after with no problem. I found that drinking caffeine after helped too.