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08-27-2014, 09:08 AM   #1
Allegra
 
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First infusion?

Hello all,
Starting first infusion tomorrow morning and I was just wondering what to expect? I've been inpatient nearly a week now so I wanna see some improvement! Is it immediate or kind of worse before it gets better sort of thing?
08-27-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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Expect it to be pretty long for your 1st few infusions. They put it in at a lower dose rate to start off with and most probably monitor you for an hour afterwards.

It all depends on the person. I felt like I was getting better after my 2nd one but it took about 6 infusions before I felt much better. After a year I then went on to 6 weekly (from 8 weekly) and have been feeling great ever since
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08-27-2014, 03:57 PM   #3
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Ah thanks so much! They don't tell me anything here!
08-27-2014, 05:42 PM   #4
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It varies, some people will begin to feel better quite rapidly but for most it takes getting the past the induction phase.
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