Ivig side effects or body killing off infections?
To make a long story short. I have been been sick for the past five years with various viruses (mono, flu's,pnuemonia,) and bacteria infections(sinusitis, bronchitis, eye infections,strep, etc.). I also got sick more often than my peers did when I was younger. After years of being on antivirals and antibiotics and not responding to the meds, my doc did an igg subclass test and I had almost completely nothing in subclass 1. All others were normal. So I started ivig therapy infusions. They have not been pleasant and i am wondering if my side effects are from the infusions themselves or the fact that my body finally has antibodies and it is doing it's job and killing the viruses and infections. I had mono and several respiratory infections when i started therapy that i had been trying to fight off for months and the mono for years. After the infusions....I feel like i have the flu and get terrible headaches. I am very sleepy. I suffered from extreme fatigue before I started therapy so i was hoping that the infusions would help the fatigue. Can anyone give me any advice on what they think based on their experience. Will the side effects get better as I have more infusions? I know to do the infusions slow and to hydrate. Any other advice would be appreciated.