compromised immunity

July 3, 2007 at 7:02 pm

Dear linda,

unfortunately stress allows your immunity to lower and make you more suscpetible to infections it is very important to lower your anxiety if it means taking klonopin every day this may help alleviate some of the psychological manifestations of the disease.

When on IVIG avoid physical activities even light house work also you need to avoid hot spicy food and chocolates when taking IVIG. You need to rest a lot.

I am sorry to hear about your inability to read and focus, I had the same problem so I opted for audio books and for lighter reading topics. I also avoid watching any TV or movies that cause stress or are highly stimulating to the nerves.

If you can read this book ” a new earth” by eckhart tolle this book will show you practical ways to deal with your life situation and how to look at yourself in a new light. this is enjoyable reading that you can do a chapter at a time but the peace and lightness it will bring to your life will be well worth the read.

I have symptoms going on 24/7 and have not been able to get IVIG prescribed for me, my ability to walk, talk, engage in activities that were not a problem before onset has deteriorated tremendously but i have learnt to not take my physical body and obsess over the health issues. This is a conscious choice because if you stay focussed on it (my helath and body) the issue does not disappear so why focus on something that I have no control over.

A practical thing would be keep a journal of symptoms so that if you notice a problem you can write it down then show this journal to your doctor but after writing it down forget about it and focus on something that can put a smile on your face.

I am truly sorry for health issues and I really hope you get better soon, my heart goes out to you and to all of us going through this life situation.

my sincere best wishes,