IgM deficiency

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What is IgM deficiency?

Immunoglobulin M (IgM) deficiency is a rare disorder characterized by low levels of IgM in the blood. Individuals with this deficiency often experience recurrent viral and bacterial infections.

Common symptoms reported by people with IgM deficiency

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with IgM deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Migralex)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)

Data from patients with IgM deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with IgM deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
forgetfulness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Migralex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with IgM deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has IgM deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 0
40s 1
50s 5
60s 1
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from IgM deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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