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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

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Overall, 88% (641 Members) find IVIG helpful

IVIG Reviews

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My daughter gets an IVIG about every 3 months and every time she gets one the recovery is awesome. she is able to do more things, has more energy, gets more strength back. And finally she is able to run, jump, walk better, be a normal 6 yr old now.
Immune Support IV infussions monthly
Was on IVIG for 5 days at staford Medical Center. It did help. I was lucky that I was diagnoed early, and fast. I never had to be ventalted I belive because of this treatment and that it was started on early onset.
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I LOVE my infusion week :) Over time I have figured out the things I need to do to help avoid the "headache".
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3 of 4 courses of treatment were successful
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Only works for short duration; 1 to 3 weeks depending upon my condition at the time.
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Aseptic meningitis, but it helped my breathing!
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not sure if its working...1 treatment every 2 weeks
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.
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  1. Discussion: IVIG
    For those of you who get IVIG, how often does the nurse take your blood pressure and take your tempature ? [More]
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    Who has had IVIG and what can my son expect as far as side effects? Thanks. [More]
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    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]
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    Praying the IVIG will help you and alleviate the pain for you. Let us know how it goes. -:) [More]