• IViG (immuno Globulin) Infusion

    Asked by kenbre on Friday, March 13, 2015

    IViG (immuno Globulin) Infusion

    Just curious if anyone struggling with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) have had the IViG (immuno Globulin) Infusion and if so, what results or side effects have you experienced?

    Thank you!

    3 Answers from the Community

    • razewalk's Avatar
      razewalk

      My daughter had ALL (Ph+) and also a bone marrow transplant. She had the infusions. First (and more importantly) she felt much better and had more energy from the infusions. Some people can have reactions to them though. Before each infusion, it was protocol at our hospital to get benedryl first. So she was sleepy because of that while the infusion took place, which takes a couple of hours. She napped - which was good for her!

      about 5 years ago
    • still_fighting's Avatar
      still_fighting

      I have CLL and I've had the infusion during 2 of my 3 radical treatment periods and like what Razewalk said I felt a lot better afterwards. I had the benedryl and petosin drip and slept during most of my infusions...lol Because you are there for such such a long time during treatments it makes it easier for the patients to do the treatments (and seems to go faster) when we've slept through most of it. For me the IVig helped build up my immune system and I felt stronger and less sick/tired. I didn't have any side-effects that I can remember as I was just happy to be feeling better!

      about 5 years ago
    • Taagbu's Avatar
      Taagbu

      I did 6 months of IVIG in[phone number redacted] and then 6 more months in 2014/15. There was minimal side effects and it really did boast by immune system. I teach first grade and I tend to catch everything that comes into the class during the cold/flu season. My doctor said this may just have to be a yearly thing as long as I continue to teach little kids.

      almost 5 years ago

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