Hi - I have had immune deficiency for some time.
IGg1 and IGg 3 are a problem. Many people can have an IGg1 deficiency and not know it - it is quite common and is often an idicator that you have been recently sick.
I had Ross River Fever about 10 years and I don't think I ever fully recovered from it. I get every bug that goes around and seem to go from one virus to another. An immunologist treated me for 2 years with regular treatment of Intragram (human immunoglobulin) which helped a bit but didn't fix the problem. I ended up with vasculitis which the doctors think was caused by an allergic reaction to the intragram. The treatment was ceased. I now see a different immunologist and only take high doses of antihistamine for my allergies.
They say that Vitamin E 500iu per day helps with the immune system. I did try it but can't say it helped.
I know a lot of other people who have similar symptoms but different diagnoses....such as post viral fatigue, chronic fatigue Syndrome.
Personally I think stress plays a big part. I suffer from PTSD but I had immune problems before I developed it.
If you are stressed a lot of the time, emotionally or physically it can not but affect you. There are high levels of cortisol involved (which I'm told can damage your brain). If you are stressed and not sleeping it is a vicious cycle...lack of sleep or sleep deprivation reduces your bodies time to heal itself. If you are run down diet is so important - lots of fresh vegies and fruit - don't rely on vitamin tablets as a lot is synthetically produced. You can't beat real fruit and vegies.
There are no easy solutions. I'm still plagued with bugs etc...but one thing I finally realised...the more I keep away from doctors the less sick I become. Whenever I go to the doctor I am sitting in a waiting room full of people with every bug under the sun - with a lowered immune system I'm a sitting duck just asking for trouble.
It's only when you get sick and don't fit into the neat little boxes, that you realise how little medical science knows about the human body. If you don't fit then your symptoms are ignored. I remember for many years that Chronic Fatigue or ME as it was known initially was dismissed as psychosomatic....it wasn't until the doctors started getting it that it became a "real" disease.
I'm probably rambling now...I can talk for hours lol
Don't let them give you immunoglobulin unless you really need it. I've been told that for one treatment it takes 750 blood donations. They can only screen for the virus' they know about. My immunologist told me that it is now believed prions can survive the treatment process and be present in Intragram (human immunoglobulin)...prions have been associated with BCF and mad cow disease. Frightening!!!!
If I start mooing please shoot me! Just kidding - my weird sense of humour.