I had the plasma exchange on Friday too. The machine shut down automatically at one point. It seems my platelett count is on the higher end of the normal range and I was plugging up something. They gave me some extra “citrxxx” something and started back up.
I drove home and we stopped on the way to eat (almost an hour away from the hospital). After dinner (chicken fried steak … yumo) I almost passed out sitting in my chair. I had to lay down on the floor and elevate my feet. My wife said that my skin was very clammy and white. I was light headed Saturday morning too.
I haven’t felt the effects of the plasma exchange yet. My hands have continued to get weaker throughout the weekend and my foot drop is noticeably returning.
Either I took too long between PEs or the cold I had is causing my immune system to go into overdrive (maybe a combination of both). I hope the PE kicks in soon going into Christmas.
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2009. May God grant you peace.