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Has Anyone Tried Plasma Exchange?

Has Anyone Tried Plasma Exchange?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have had 2 plasma exchanges. The nuero I go to doesn't believe in it as an on-going therapy so I am on gilyenia. However my ms attacks have been pretty major and I am in the 10% that doesn't… read more

posted almost 9 years ago

Treatment

Treatment

Have anyone tried the plasma exchange? If so, how are you after the exchange?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

@A MyMSTeam Member
Amazing!
This improvement was due to plasma exchange? Has the improvement lastes--so mabe

posted almost 7 years ago

Anyone Have Plasma Exchange With ON?

Anyone Have Plasma Exchange With ON?

Friday I was told I have ON. Since I have reaction to IV steroids, I was told my only option plasma exchange. I was also told that I would be admitted for this. Has anyone ever had this and been admitted to have it done? My hospital in my local area does not do it, they know nothing about MS, it is done 40 minutes away at another major hospital. My doctor is the opposite way 1 hr and 20 minutes away. Thanks for any help!

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I was also taken off my Tysabri due to stomach issues this month....

posted over 6 years ago

Problems Walking

Problems Walking

My current walking has affected my walking and balance on my right side. Course of plasma exchange doesn't seem to have helped.

Has anyone has similar problems, any suggestions to help with this problem?..,,

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Thank you all for your response; loving the one about dance moves.... Have used that one many a time!!!! 😂😂😂

posted over 6 years ago

Donating Blood/plasma

Donating Blood/plasma

Are you still able to donate blood or plasma when you are on DMD?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

My local Red Cross is ok with my using Avonex or Plegridy, so they are fine HERE. Still, you might ask before you donate.

posted about 7 years ago

Plasmapheresis

Plasmapheresis

Plasmapheresis, very scared. Having my 2nd round of steriods this week. If not better my Dr. said I will need to be admitted 10 days to have a plasma exchange. Can anyone share there experience. I don't know how I am going to go without seeing my kidos for 10 days. Tears...

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yes, I agree. Just has my 3rd Infusion yesterday. Trying to stay positive, but I do not have to tell you how it is. Really 18, treatments. I just had such high hopes for this Drug. I do not know if… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Has Anyone Had Plasma Pharesis?

Has Anyone Had Plasma Pharesis?

I have tried everything and the next thing my neuro is going to do to help is plasma pharesis. I am a little scared and worried about the procedure and if it helped.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yes i get blood clots in my legs so i won't be able to take it the Dr. said. To risky!!

posted over 7 years ago

Plex Treatment With 5 Days Steroids During It

Plex Treatment With 5 Days Steroids During It

I have been having major problems since a major surgery on July 18th so I am back on my plex treatments I have already did my 5 every other day and am on my 3rd one every week! It is not working as fast plus we are having problems with my blood pressure being so low, not to mention not being able to eat since surgery, I had to be reintubated from aspirating and getting a pulmonary emboli. So I have lose 30plus pounds not that I mind! But I am afraid to add stetoids on top of the plectrum… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Plex treatments or apherisis is where they take out your bad plasma and put good plasma in. It is a plasma exchange and it has very good results with relapses. I would rather do these it goes over a… read more

posted almost 8 years ago

Hi My Husband Took A Course For 5 Days Of Steroids And They Did Nothing At All But Just Give Him Nasty Side Effects

Hi My Husband Took A Course For 5 Days Of Steroids And They Did Nothing At All But Just Give Him Nasty Side Effects

My husband is really bad at the moment he's been like this for about 2 months, his symptoms vary he can't stand as he hasn't got any balance and can't feel the soles of his feet, his arms go numb, sometimes he urinates before without him feeling it and then some days he can't pee at all
The steroids didn't do a thing he sees the neurologist on Monday am just hoping there is something else they can give him he's also really depressed. I am just wondering if anybody has any advice thank you for… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Steroids work on inflammation. They are given for MS relapses in hope of a quicker recovery time, no guarantee the drug will work. Inflammation is associated with RRMS mainly, the other types do… read more

posted over 5 years ago

HP Acthar Gel

HP Acthar Gel

Has anyone taken HP Acthar Gel for a flare-up before? What were your results?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Here are some online reviews of it: http://www.drugs.com/comments/corticotropin/for...

posted over 6 years ago