Reply To: Starting my 4 day load up of ivig

July 6, 2012 at 5:44 am

If you’re going to respond to the IVIG, it usually happens within 1-2 weeks after the loading dose. In some cases it can take 3 or 4 weeks. But this also depends on how long you’ve had CIDP. The longer you’ve had it, the less likely you’ll have a quick response.

As for what you’ll feel during the infusion, I usually didn’t feel much when I was on IVIG, though I did get headaches occasionally. Make sure you drink a lot of fluids during the infusion, that seemed to help me stave off the headaches.

IVIG didn’t really help me. The disease was stable, but it didn’t improve. I hope you have better results!