Plazmapherisis after IVIG- how long to wait

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      Iryna Polonsky
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      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.

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      buckthorn
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      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.

    • #117504
      Jim-LA
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      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

    • #117505
      Iryna Polonsky
      Participant

      Thank you Jim and Buckthorn!

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