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MG and Intravenous immune globlin

Posted by @nan45 in Brain & Nervous System, Feb 19, 2012

My husband is going to have IVIg treatment next week, for three consecitive days. I have read about it on the internet, but don't know what he will feel like after the treatment each day. The dr. said it would take about 5 hours. Can someone that has had this, write to me and tell me what it is going to be like. The mestinon is working but the dr. thinks this will help him. I think the MG was diagnosed early enough for this to help him.
Also we live in a moderately small city. What are your thoughts on taking him to one of the best treatment centers to treat his disease? Or are people having good outcomes with their local neurologists? His thymus is fine and he is 59 years old. His main symptoms are with speech, eating and swallowing. Also he is still working.
Thanks for any help,


Posted by @alexsimon, Mar 2, 2012

Hi Nan45 -
We have some information available on : but not much in regards to Intravenous immune globlin.

If you are interested, as you were questioning above, in seeking out a second opinion or consultation please click on the "Request an Appointment" button on the upper right hand corner of your screen. This will begin the process and may be able to answer some of your questions about where you should seek out this treatment.


Posted by @sjbriscoe92, Mar 9, 2012

I had to use ivig and I was always really tired after every treatment but it made a difference.


Posted by @jimger75, Apr 10, 2012

Everytime i have treatment yes it makes you tired, i even feel tired the next day.


Posted by @kashy, May 6, 2012

I have had 2 /5 day treatments for my gillian barre and have had no problems. I have only grown stronger with my treatments. Hope your husbands health improves. My treatments were 8 hrs a day for 5 days. I also did them in the hospital.

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