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IVIG Side Effects

IVIG delivers healthy antibodies to improve an MG flare or crisis but can cause side effects. Headaches, chills, dizziness, and fluid retention are commonly reported (

What rate of flow was the nurse doing? Did slowing it, if that was tried, lessen symptoms?

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    1. My first experience with IVIG was pretty bad,I was told I may have flu like symptoms and maybe muscle soreness but by the second day of the infusion I knew it was much worse than that!! Unbearable migraine, vomiting and chronic pain.

      1. Do you remember being given any premedication to help with the nausea?

        Jodi, Team Member

    2. I have been taking 200gm for 5days every 6 weeks for 5 years. I could share many storys of side effects reactions infections. But on a positive side it helps me to stay somewhat functional.

      1. from Poppy.

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