Researchers are finding new treatments that are helping to control Crohn’s disease. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the treatments being studied are newly developed medications. Researchers are finding that treatments typically used for one medical condition can have other effective uses. One of these is called intravenous immunoglobulin
, also known as IVIG.
Finding new options for treating Crohn's
I've always said that being part of a Crohn's support group is a great way for those with our disease to connect and cope. Reading about each other's stories, experiences, and treatments can be very helpful.
A couple of weeks ago, I came across a woman with Crohn's who said she had finally found a treatment for her Crohn's disease and that it was her miracle. She was referring to IVIG. She has been dealing with severe symptoms for years and only finding mild improvement with the typical Crohn's medical and surgical treatment options. One of her doctors decided to try giving her IVIG to see if it would help her get any relief, and her results were nothing short of amazing.
Within just days of her first infusion, her diarrhea improved, she experienced decreased abdominal pain and was able to eat without severe nausea. She called it her miracle medication.
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