IVIG #3 Update Page

  My infusion started around 2PM and it is 5PM. I've had severe headaches with my first two infusions, the headache with the last one being beyond what I could tolerate. We will keep tweaking things each infusion until we figure out which changes result in less severe of a headache. Changes this time: I... Continue Reading →

IVIG #2 Update Page

Today is Sunday, and I had my second IVIG infusion on Tuesday. As I mentioned in my last post, the plan was for me to take steroids the day of infusions and the day after in order to prevent headaches (which are a common side effect of IVIG). Since there is a risk of secondary... Continue Reading →

The Week After IVIG #1

Some people have been asking about how I am doing (thank you!), so I thought I would post an update. Today is Monday and the infusion was Wednesday. I developed a bad headache on Thursday. I wasn't concerned about it being aseptic meningitis since there was no vomiting, light sensitivity (photophobia), or sound sensitivity (misophonia).... Continue Reading →

IVIG Infusion #1 Update Page

My first IVIG infusion (since a series of 3 in early 2015) starts in about 3 hours. I am not nervous because we have a solid plan in place to minimize side effects, and whatever is going to happen, will happen. However, many of my family members still worry about how the first infusion will... 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 →

IVIG Side Effects: Day 6

For the first post on IVIG side effects, click here. I was doing better so I stopped the strong meds because I don't enjoy the drugged feeling. All was fine, aside from needing Reglan to force the small amount of food I was eating to exit my stomach. Sunday I played Jackie friendly games with... Continue Reading →

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