Hi, I am pretty familiar w/ IVIg, as i have an immune deficiency and would have been a canidate for IVIg if i had not had IGA antibodies...
I have never heard of it being used for UC or Crohns tho.
Stem Cell research is working toward remarkable things relating to autoimmune issues/cancers, ect....I have banked both my children's cord blood as i have many issues myself that could be passed on to them and we also have many issues in our family that is being researched right now to (alzhimers, cancers, MS)
I know that IVIG is extreemly expensive, tho many insurances do cover it. If your doctor considers giving it to you, they MUST make sure that you do NOT have anti IGA antibodies (which is what i have) or you could have a severe allergic reaction or even death.
Good luck, i hope this post gets some more attention.
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day