Hi, I just had two apheresis sessions this week, one on Tuesday and one today. Generally, the procedure is quite easy, nothing to worry about. You are lying comfortably in a bed and can watch TV. Procedure takes roughly 2.5h, depending on the amount of plasma that is to be filtered, which is calculated based on your height and weight. Mine was 2,5 litres. The blood is exiting the body though a small catheter placed in the vein in one arm and is re-entering in a vein on the other arm. When they start taking out the blood, they are injecting an equal amount of NaCL, to keep the volume in your body cnstant, thus avoiding blood pressure issues. The blood goes into a device that separates the plasma from the actual blood. The plasma is further passed though a filter, which filters out anything that doesn't "belong", like metals, immune complexes, excess fibrinogen, etc, etc. You can definitely see the colour of the plasma that goes in (mine was mid/dark yellow and the colour of the plama coming out (near colourless). The bad stuff is kept in the filter (which turns yellow over time) and once the filter is full, it gets drained into a medical plasic bag. While your plasma is being washed, you get ivs with ALA, B12, folic acid (I know, I know...), B6, Glutathion, as well as homeopathic remedies supporting the krebst cycle, ATP and ubiquinol, as well as kidney, liver and lymphatic function support. ALA and Glutathion are supposed to start moving toxins around, which can then be filtered out by the machine. Worked in my case. The first day, the amount of plasma removed was around 200-250ml, around 10% of my plasma volume. I felt OK after the apheresis, but felt pretty awful the day after. Doctor told me that this is a natural reaction, since the body is now shifting toxins from the tissue into the cleaned blood, thus redistributing toxic load. And that seems to have been the case, since in the second session I had today, they removed another 200ml or so. I was amazed how in just two days, my plasma can turn that ugly again. Body works fast! They do take blood before and after the apheresis to measure sCRP, Fibrinogen and ATP, which they compare to see if the apheresis is working and if it has any effect on the beforementioned prameters. Awaiting results. Doctor also looked through my files and found that the SOD2 wasn't checked, so he sent that in for lab testing, since he suspects a polymorphism. They are also sending in the plasma for testing on heavy metals. Once results are in, they cangive an estimation on how many apheresis I would need for full detox. For the time being, I am just happy I got rid of the first batch of toxins from my body. What I can tell by now is that I do have a bit more energy and that indeed it fells like my blood circulation has improved qute a bit (too bad it lasts only until the body starts shifting the next load into the now clean blood). All in, postive experience, will just have to see how much the apheresis is indeed able to remove from the body once the results are back.