What worked for me

September 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I was not prone to headaches until I had my first IVIG treatment about a year ago. I even had the standard Tylenol/Benadryl pre-med, but I was not able to function for 1-4 days after each treatment. I also hydrated before each treatment. In the infusion center I noticed that other patients were getting small bags before the IVIG. I asked about it and was told that it as for the side effects. Then, I asked the doctor to give me a similar regimen. Guess what!!!
No more headaches, in fact I felt great the next day after IVIG. The type of IVIG is Gamunex. I am now receiving by IV a small bag of Reglan (for nausea) and a small bag of Decadron (for headache) before the IVIG. I also still receive the Tylenol and Benadryl, and also drink lots of fluids. I am thankful that I asked the doctor to add the pre-med IVs. Please ask Logan’s doctor about trying this combination. It might be worth it.