Plazmapherisis after IVIG- how long to wait

    • March 2, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      Hi all, my husband got GBS and got 5 doses his IVIG. His health is not improving, he is on ventilator and paralized. Doc recommends to wait for 10 days after last IVIG dose to do plazma. What was your experience? did u get one after another or some of you got better after just IVIG? Thanks for the response.

    • March 2, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      how long has it been since the final IVIG does? I actually got worse for a few days after completing the IVIG treatment. The doctors told me this would probably be the case. I started improving — albeit slowly at first — after maybe 5-7 days.

    • March 2, 2020 at 4:05 pm

      10 to 14 days is the average transition time between IVIg and PE for most people. More info in the following forum thread and its links:

      IVIG vs Plazmapherisis

    • March 2, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you Jim and Buckthorn!