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can IGG make one more sensitive to things?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by cb2, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. cb2

    cb2 Senior Member

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    I just had second infusion of Sub cutaneous IGG, yesterday. Today I felt my lungs, nose and eyes being reactive to somethings in the air that I am not usually as reactive too.

    does this mean it could be MCAS? what are tests for that? will the immunologist I see know what to do about this?
    have others had any similar reactions? thank you
     
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    IVIG flares up my mast cells. I would hate SCIG as I'd be fighting the symptoms all the time.

    To cope with the IVIG, I get Solumedrol or dexamethasone and Benadryl, take cromolyn sodium, ketotifen, quercetin and curcumin, which all help calm my mast cells down. My symptoms last 3-4 days, then I'm fine until the next infusion
     
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  3. cb2

    cb2 Senior Member

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    I tried Iv igg last summer and had too many side effects. today (48 hours since infusion) i am alot less reactive. thank goodness. Maybe it was a fleeting side effect. or maybe it was / is the chemical sensitivity.. had some water damage mold issues in my closet and my apartment has been a mess since .. and the issue isnt' wholly resolved..at least according to me. but the owners say it is. I did get some exposure to some wood finsih on a little project i started and as strong paint..as part of an attmept to get closet back to some workable order.

    today i decided to do nothing day. it has been a hectic and stressful few months where i live. need to let my nerves calm down.
    i may ask the immunologist on tuesday about MCAS and see what he says.

    thanks for the tips on what to take that might help.. I did use the benedryl (makes me sleepy) and turmeric and i even tried the quercetin but maybe it needs to build up in the system for a while?
     
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    Maybe. Quercetin is a known mast cell stabilizer. I take it every day, so perhaps it's built up to a critical level. I also find boswellia helps with CNS swelling...
     
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    I had a rash all over from IGG and also my throat closed up on it but I am a rare bird. I became very reactive to everything. Many do on IGG so you are not alone.
     
  6. cb2

    cb2 Senior Member

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    thank you . I too had a rash with the IVIGG. so far no rash from the cuvitru, 2 infusions down.
     

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