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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% (592 Members) find IVIG helpful

IVIG Reviews

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not sure if worked or not
long treatment and alot of doctors APTs.
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seems to have helped
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two days per month for 6 months
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Working well but have problems with livedo reticularis (skin rash and joint swelling)
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I am having the IVIG treatment every 3 weeks.
The IVIG does control the symptoms. But at this point only for a six week period. I have the chronic form of Guillain-Barre. I do have some side effects for about 24 to 36 hours after the infusion but then the symptoms start to settle down some.
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Getting home infusions every 3 weeks. Seems to help. But, I do get infusion headaches if I don't stay hydrated and take Decadron or Solumedrol with infusions.
IVIG has been a miracle for me. It's helped me SO much over these past 11 years. It has given me the strength (literally) to build my natural strength up.
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Works great the first few days, then starts to wear off quickly.
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  1. Discussion: IVIG
    Who has had IVIG and what can my son expect as far as side effects? Thanks. [More]
  2. Discussion: IVIG
    Thanks for sharing the good news, and hope you continue to get positive results from IVIG. [More]
  3. 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]
  4. Discussion: IVIG?
    I get ivig every 3-4 weeks to keep me stable I also take the mestinon every 4 hours and then a timespan at night. I wonder if the neuro could also up ... [More]
  5. Discussion: IVIG
    Praying the IVIG will help you and alleviate the pain for you. Let us know how it goes. -:) [More]