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Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a blood product used in the treatment of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, hypogammaglobulinemia and other diseases featuring low antibody levels. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Myasthenia Gravis
314
85%
Guillain-Barré Syndrom...
125
89%
Common Variable Immunod...
102
94%
Polymyositis & Dermatom...
30
97%
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
11
91%
Overall, 88% (626 Members) find IVIG helpful
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IVIG Reviews

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When I first started IVIG almost three years ago, I had such a hard time with the treatment. I had uncontollable chills, shaking, nausea, back aches, and fatigue. In the past year, I have started a new product called Privigen (still IVIG) that is so much better. Other than the fatigue, everything else stopped during the treatment. I also have a concoction of Benadryl and Zophran that I get through IV right before the IVIG that helps alot. Overall, the treatment is well worth it. I still get infections but nearly as often and they do not last as long as they did before.
Working / Worked
TRIED IT ONLY ONCE, NO IMPROVEMENT, WOULD LIKE TO GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT
Working / Worked
A god send
The treatments have greatly decreased the frequency and duration of sinus and respiratory infections. But I find I have been experiencing severe headaches nausea back pain and fatigue after the treatments. It can last hours days or even weeks depending on the month. It has not addressed the increasing gastrointestinal problems I have been experiencing but my doctors are slowly trying to figure out what is going on. I get IVIG Nex every 4 weeks.
I have had a lot of reactions and keep switching brands. Currently I have luck with Privigen. I am also now on plaquenil. My veins are shot.
I have a port inserted and so far still always sick
Working / Worked
works on breathing problems but only temporary fix
The treatment stemmed the advance of the disease.
Noticed major improvement the first time, too soon to tell on the second round.
Working / Worked
Once a month over two days. Makes me nauseous, killer headaches and a strange rash on my hands.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: IVIG
    For those of you who get IVIG, how often does the nurse take your blood pressure and take your tempature ? [More]
  2. Discussion: IVIG
    Who has had IVIG and what can my son expect as far as side effects? Thanks. [More]
  3. Discussion: IVIG
    Thanks for sharing the good news, and hope you continue to get positive results from IVIG. [More]
  4. Discussion: IVIG
    Hope the IVIG gives you the strength you need. Be sure to drink lots of water a week before, during and at for a least a week after, it helps thin out... [More]
  5. Discussion: IVIG
    Praying the IVIG will help you and alleviate the pain for you. Let us know how it goes. -:) [More]