Originally Posted by tos8
My nuero refferd me to Dr Schwarzman in philadelphia because there are no Rsd specialist drs in Maryland, and to hopefully try IVIG befor I would try ketamine. Has anybody seen him? My nuero sent me his information and he seems like a good dr.
I have seen Dr Schwartzman. He recommended the IVIg infusion for me as well. I've had 2 inpatient, 5 day, continuous, central line ketamine infusions and 1 inpatient, 5 day, continuous, central line lidocaine infusion, none of which helped me. Dr Schwartzman has to review some of my test results when he gets back from vacation on Tuesday, and my insurance has to approve the IVIg infusion. Assuming the test results look good to Dr Schwartzman and my insurance conpany approves the procedure, I may be having the infusion this month (September). I am not putting all my eggs in 1 basket or counting my chickens before they hatch. With fingers crossed, we will wait and see what happens. Dr Schwartzman has recommended I go for a ketamine coma as well.