After six years of terrible infections, including shingles, strep throat, several pneumonia trips to the hospital, including intubation... Breathing machine, forced oxegen, our local disease control got involved to see if there was a way to keep me lot of the hospital.
A new oncologist suggested disease control was right and prescribed IVIG treatments, of which I get 25 grams every 30 days. Odd enough I sleep the first week, and soundly after AN IVIG. I am also going to physical therapy to try and get back my stamina from 6 years in bed more or less. I have not been sick since I started these treatments September 24th. So 2 treatments under my belt. My question is, do IVIG UP energy levels at all, besides not being sick all of the time? I've noticed my skin and body overall have less pain, but I guess I thought I might feel like the energy bunny. When does that happen? I'm guessing after a lot of work. Also, if I am in remission does my overall immune system still get lower each year? Thank you. Lastly, hemotologist told me the infusion would take six hours, but the infusion center runs me through in less than 2 hours. Could this contribute to negative affects, as in extreme tiredness, the week after the IVIG treatment?
THANK YOU MY DEAR FAMILY!!!