I’ve just been reading about Plasma Exchange. The blood cells & plasma are separated as MS patients plasma contains unusually high levels of antibodies & proinflammatory factors.
All through my MS life I been offered steroids to reduce the time that a relapse might take to finish, each time I’ve had absolutely no benefit from them. I’ve tried intravenous twice & oral three times & injection once, but they’ve never helped, I know lots of people do get relief from them & always felt disappointed that I didn’t. I’ve now found out that Plasma Exchange can be used if somebody isn’t helped by steroids!
I no longer have relapses, just a gradual worsening of my symptoms, so PE would be of no help to me now…but I wish that I’d known, & maybe been offered, PE all those years ago.
What does everyone think about it? Am I the only one that didn’t know?