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How Long Can Iv Ig Control Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
I have been told I have multifocal motor neuropathy in my hand and it's clawed I am currently receiving ivig every 4 weeks, can I ever be cured?
Hard to say: It's certainly possible to stop progression and in some cases reverse the damage from a neuropathy. The answer for you requires many more details - suggest you have a frank discussion with your neurologist.
How do I tailor this program to my chronic illness (multifocal motor neuropathy). Some weeks I will be able to do more exercise (swimming) but every 4th week is IVIG treatment so I can't exercise that week.
Are you sure?: I am not aware of any precaution on exercise after IVIG and I have prescribed this treatment often enough. Do check with your doctor to confirm the need for this precaution.
Neuropathy: Multifocal motor neuropathy is a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle weakness in the hands, with differences from one side of the body to the other in the specific muscles involved. It affects men much more than women. Symptoms also include muscle wasting, cramping, and involuntary contractions or twitching of the leg muscles.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: Patients usually start to see improvement within 3 to 6 weeks of starting treatment. Over the long hall it is a somewhat progressive disorder.See 1 more doctor answer
Have just completed ivig infusions, 4g 1x/wk x 10 weeks with no positive results for the tx of multifocal motor neuron neuropathy throughout tx my rle continued to lose function, distally to proximal although sensation remained intact. No other effects i
Multifocal : Multifocal motor neuropathy (mmn) and motor neuronopathy (which includes a number of conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [als]) are complicated neuromuscular conditions that loosely resemble each other in terms of symptoms, but that should become more divergent with careful examination and thorough electrodiagnostic and laboratory testing. It would be unusual (but not impossible) for mmn to occur in the lower limbs. Because the implications of both conditions are serious, a "second opinion" or "confirmatory consultation" from an experienced, board-certified neurologist with additional fellowship training in neuromuscular disorders, should always be considered. Such expertise can usually be found at university medical centers, although in some cases a trip to a national center of excellence may be required to clarify the situation.See 1 more doctor answer
Is 120grams over 3 days ivig the right dose for small fiber neuropathy? Is this a high dose? I'm very scared to start this with all th life threat ef
Maybe fine: If you have a small fibre neuropathy which is biopsy proven, and your blood and/or spinal fluid studies support an immune mechanism, and the other blood and urine studies do not uncover another disease state, then, I would recommend IVIG, which would be used at an initial dose of 2 gm per kg (120 grams if you weigh 60 kg), and subsequent dosing at 1 gm per kg or even lower at .800 gms/ kg.
IVIG treatment: IVIG is helpful for curing a condition called AIDP, or Guillain Barre syndrome, which is a type of neuropathy. It's cousin, CIDP, is treated by IVIG, but it is not cured. Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes weakness. It is also treated with IVIG, but it is not cured. Few illnesses can be cured in neurology, but many can be treated.See 2 more doctor answers
I had ivig for small fiber neuropathy and got aseptic meningitis. What are the chances this happening again if I try it. ?
Not none: It is certainly possible for this complication to happen again. Discuss the pros and cons (risk-benefit ratio) of IVIg Rx for your condition, including if you both think it helped. If it did and you want to continue receiving it, discuss with your doctor the possibility of pretreating you with e.g. prednisone, prednisolone or methylprednisolone for a couple of days prior to the infusion.
I'm going to be starting ivig for dysautonomia pots small fiber neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy. Anything I should be worried a anout?
I have small fiber neuropathy with possible ischemic neuropathy. They believe its an autoimmune response. Detected by skin bx. Is this fatal . ? Ivig
Can mild nerve damage in the penis be treatd as peripheral neuropathy with Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)? Is there hope of successfully fixing it?
Try urology: traumatic nerve injury would not respond to IVIG treatment. For your particular condition, a urologist could probably help.
Can receiving IVIG 6 weeks earlier effect ANA type testing? 5 months on, 2 months off, then test. Suspected autoimmune w/auto + periph neuropathy, unintentional weight loss, Raynaud's, Rosacea, stable pancreas IPMNs.
Raynauds, sjogrens, ms, severe neuropathy, hypothyroid etc. Hot but temp in/out doesn't affect. Severe joint/muscle pain. On ivig/tecfidera/plaqunil. Sleep to pain/dryness? Help? See new doc mon. Sug
Dysautonomia : Autonomic dysfunction is involved in many neurodegenerative conditions. Ask your new doc about this problem being at play with your situation.See 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with multifocal motor sensory demyelinating neuropathy. Why did they have me get a spinal tap? When will I start treatment
Couple answers: The spinal tap mainly evaluates protein levels to differentiate the condition from other presenting illnesses. If the evaluation is finished, you should be placed on infusions of IVIG in the near future (best within the next few weeks), and treatment should be provided every 3-4 weeks.
Hours to years: Neuropathy is much more of a symptom than a disease, and the speed of onset is completely dependent on the underlying mechanism. While typical diabetic neuropathy can start causing symptoms of numbness only after years of progressive damage, guillian barre syndrome can lead to complete paralysis in a matter of hours.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the cause of the neuropathy. Is it diabetic, sciatica, or autoimmune? In general standard pain drugs such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) do not work. On some forms drugs such as Gabapentin or Lyrica will work. Narcotics sometimes help as well. Other drugs such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants are sometimes uses as adjuvant therapy. In general neuropathic pain is difficult to treat.See 1 more doctor answer
What's the cause: Neuropathy simply means nerve injury. Peripheral nerves control many things including sensation, motor function and automatic things like sweating, goosebumps. Injury to peripheral nerves can occur from diabetes, trauma, and many other metabolic processes as well as many medicines. With so many causes, the key is to find out the cause and the a treatment can be identified.See 1 more doctor answer
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a way to provide antibodies to children with documented immune deficiencies and to treat other problems involving the immune system, such as Kawasaki disease. It has also been suggested as a treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders based on the idea that fetal brain development is related to the prenatal immune response, but there is little data ...Read more
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