Why IVIg?

Why I need Intravenous Gamma Globulin Infusions (IVIg)

Why I need Intravenous Gamma Globulin Infusions IVIG

“Without IVIg, to breathe and speak simultaneously were impossible, motor functions ceased confining me to a wheelchair…” Without Intravenous Gamma Globulin Infusions (IVIg) my symptoms had become life threatening as noted by my treating Neurologist in 2005 and my quality of life was reduced to one level above insanity. Without […]

What is Intravenous Gamma Globulin (Article 1 of 12)

ivig infussionCol Richardson receiving his bi-weekly infusion of Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVIG)

What is Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVIg)? Dr. Norman Latov, MD PhD of Weill Medical College, Cornell University, states that intravenous gamma globulins or IVIg as it is often known; (a plasma product) consists of purified pooled blood obtained from thousands of individuals.   Everything is removed from the pooled blood except […]

My Neuropathy symptoms prior to receiving Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVIg) (2 of 12)

What were my Neuropathy symptoms prior to receiving Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVIg)? By LtCol Eugene B Richardson, USA (Retired) BA, M.Div., Ed.M., MS (Counseling) and patient with CIDP/Autonomic PN for 45 years due to exposure to Agent Orange. My condition and increasing disabilities grew critical by 1999 (30 years after […]

Why I started Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVIg) and how it happen (3 of 12)

When did I start receiving Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVIg) and how did this happen? By LtCol Eugene B Richardson, USA (Retired) BA, M.Div., Ed.M., MS (Counseling) and patient with CIDP/Autonomic PN for 42 years due to exposure to Agent Orange. Having lost two great careers, surrounded by whispers of “crazy” […]

How Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVIg) Affected My Long Term Neuropathy Symptoms (5 of 12)

What did Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVIg) do for my neuropathy symptoms long term? By LtCol Eugene B Richardson, USA (Retired) BA, MDiv, EdM, MS (Counseling) and patient with CIDP/Autonomic PN for 42 years due to exposure to Agent Orange. Now beyond what I described above in my response of symptoms […]

What Happened When My Intravenous Gamma Globulin infusion (IVIg) Was Delayed (7 of 12)

What happened when the Intravenous Gamma Globulin infusion (IVIg) was delayed to day 42 after the last infusion?  By LtCol Eugene B Richardson, USA (Retired) BA, M.Div., Ed.M., MS (Counseling) and patient with CIDP/Autonomic PN for 42 years due to exposure to Agent Orange. In February 2005, the day before […]

What Happened When My Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVIg) Dosage Was Reduced (8 of 12)

What happened when the Intravenous Gamma Globulin (IVIg) dosage was reduced?  By LtCol Eugene B Richardson, USA (Retired) BA, M.Div., Ed.M., MS (Counseling) and patient with CIDP/Autonomic PN for 42 years due to exposure to Agent Orange. Now everyone has heard of people who began doing well on a medication […]

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