Ig medicine and my bowel movements

I’ve noticed this in the past,

but as I approach the correct dose level for my Ig medicine, my bowel movements start to become looser–they start to become ‘normal’.

This is significant, because I’ve suffered with chronic constipation my entire life, so having ‘normal’ bowel movements is actually strange for me.

I actually had a doctor a long time ago (Dr. Dutta) who thought there might be a relationship between my constipation and my immune deficiency–that they are somehow connected.

The first time my bowel movements started to become loose like this, I actually got a stool kit and tested it, because my bowels are usually only like this if I have some kind of bowel infection in the works.

But it doesn’t smell funny. That’s how I started to realize my bowels must just be turning into normal bowel moments.

The Ig only starts to affect my bowels, once I get close to my dose level. In fact, it’s probably a good way for me to know that I’m at the right dose level for me…my body chemistry is starting to work better.

And it shows itself in my bowel movements.

About hopeforanswers

Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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