Reply To: Not sure if IVIg is working

September 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Plasma Exchange (PE) removes the stuff that IvIg puts in, so it is not usual to use both treatments. I was switched to PE after IvIg because the IvIg did not produce the desired result. In fact, I crashed only a couple of weeks after my second round of IvIg. I had nine treatments of PE in the hospital, administered through a Quinton catheter. This was followed up with a steroid (prednisone) and an immune suppressant (mycophenolate mofitil). I am no longer on prednisone, but continue with MM. I have had no signs of relapse nearly three years out.