Our Foundation

    • July 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Our GBS/CIDP Foundation is sometimes overlooked. But I think it is a great resource for those of us with CIDP.

      One example and it is a personal one.

      8 years ago I had a reaction to IVIG was put into ICU for treatment and observation. My Neurologist said; “That’s it! No more IVIG. So I went from using the local hospital for a few hours once a month to driving in the mountains down to a major medical center for plasmapheresis. This meant 5 trips of 2 and 1/2 hours and 5 days on the machine every 4 weeks.

      From the foundation at its bi-annual symposium I obtained the information or IVIG that caused my neuro to put me back on IVIG with a different brand, pre-medication, and different infusion rate.

      I now spend 5 minutes on the road and 6 hours once every 4-8 weeks and am doing well.

      Hooray for the GBS/CIDP FOUNDATION!

    • Anonymous
      July 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      That’s good to know Bill… My mom did not respond much to IVIG so switched her to plasmapheresis, I wonder if a different brand will do the trick! Thanks!