IVIG headaches

Do you experience headaches during or after IVIG infusions?

Some people experience agonizing and long-lasting headaches from IVIG infusions. Benadryl is often given as a premed by the infusion center or taken by the patient prior to the infusion, however Benadryl, an over-the-counter antihistamine, is not effective for everyone.

If you still suffer from headaches, consider asking your physician to prescribe Cyproheptadine (also known as Periactin) to take prior to your infusion. It is an antihistamine and serotonin receptor antagonist which is especially effective with plasma and blood reactions.

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Hi, this may be interesting to you: Avoiding or Minimizing IVIG Headache Side Effects! The link is included below: https://understandingmyositis.org/avoiding-or-minimizing-ivig-headache/ --- Myositis Support and Understanding is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.