IgG deficiency

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What is IgG deficiency?

immunoglobulin G (IgG) deficiency is a dysgammaglobulinemia immune disorder characterized by a reduction in IgG antibodies in the blood stream. IgG antibodies are involved in the body's secondary immune response system.

Common symptoms reported by people with IgG 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 IgG deficiency

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

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
IgG deficiency (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Ratio-Lenoltec #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

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

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

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Perceived effectiveness
for IgG deficiency (7 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches nausea 13 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
IgG deficiency (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision cognitive impairment 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ratio-Lenoltec #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 18
30s 26
40s 47
50s 58
60s 33
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

85% Female
15% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 105
Not Diagnosed 2

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