Diamox for IVIG Headaches – IVIG #13

Since the more common remedies for IVIG headaches did not work for me, a friend suggested I ask about trying a diuretic called Diamox. My doctor was down with the idea, so I tried it out with IVIG infusion #13. My IVIG Headache History RecapI experience no headache whatsoever during the infusion. The headaches usually do... Continue Reading →

IVIG #11 & #12 Update Pages

  Since we now know what to expect with IVIG infusions, I have decided to switch from doing real time infusion updates to doing updates after I recover from my infusions. I continue to get 30 grams of IVIG (which works out to about 1.2 g/kg) every 2 weeks at a rate of 50 mL/hour... Continue Reading →

IVIG #10 Update Page

IVIG #10 was actually a week ago. Hopefully after you hear about how busy I have been, you will forgive me for not posting the IVIG #10 update page on time. For starters, we are in the middle of buying a house which is exciting but also requires a good amount of energy. Secondly, my... Continue Reading →

Insurance Finally Approved IVIG!

  Well friends and family - I am happy to say that after several attempts made by multiple doctors, and 200+ hours of efforts on my part (research, synthesizing information, phone calls, e-mails) over the past 2 years, my insurance company has finally been convinced IVIG is a medical necessity in my case!!! “After careful... Continue Reading →

Nurse vs Patient Needs

"Everything we do is in service of our needs. When this one concept is applied to our view of others, we'll see that we have no real enemies, that what others do to us is the best possible thing they know to do to get their needs met." -Marshall Rosenberg I like this quote. There's... Continue Reading →

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