Anyone with Low Immunoglobins? IVIG pros or cons?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TaniaF, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    I've had low IGg's for a long time without major infections. I do get reactive airway problems, a form of asthma. Or it may be a low-grade virus.

    The doctor is making me take another pneumonia shot and then test my immunoglobins in 6 weeks. I took my last shot either 2005-2006.

    Some doctors talk about IV immunoglobins. Anyone here take this and what side effects if any have you experienced?

    Also, anything natural in supplements that help bring up the immune system?

  2. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    I've never had my IGgs tested, but my immune system has been weak for a very long time. I get very frequent sinus and upper respiratory infections (I don't know whether viral or bacterial).

    Several months ago I started taking something called IgG Concentrate by Swanson Vitamins (brand name). The label says it is "immunoglobulin protein isolate - 45% immunoglobulinG (IgG). Since starting it, I do feel that my immune system has improved. I get sick less often and get over it quicker when I do get sick. It's relatively cheap, I take 2 capsules a day and I haven't had any side effects from it. I take it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.

    So you might want to give it a try. Good luck!

  3. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    I've also been taking a cat's claw tincture for several months and believe that is helping too.