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Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« on: August 21, 2012, 04:42:03 AM »
Can anyone who has had an allergy blood test please post the results. Specifically, I'm interested in finding out whether levels of the different antibodies were within normal range.

Here's a list of the various antibodies and descriptions of their purpose.

IgA -  IgA antibodies are found in areas of the body such the nose, breathing passages, digestive tract, ears, eyes, and vagina. IgA antibodies protect body surfaces that are exposed to outside foreign substances. This type of antibody is also found in saliva, tears, and blood. About 10% to 15% of the antibodies present in the body are IgA antibodies. A small number of people do not make IgA antibodies.

IgG -  IgG antibodies are found in all body fluids. They are the smallest but most common antibody (75% to 80%) of all the antibodies in the body. IgG antibodies are very important in fighting bacterial and viral infections. IgG antibodies are the only type of antibody that can cross the placenta in a pregnant woman to help protect her baby (fetes).

IgM - IgM antibodies are the largest antibody. They are found in blood and lymph fluid and are the first type of antibody made in response to an infection. They also cause other immune system cells to destroy foreign substances. IgM antibodies are about 5% to 10% of all the antibodies in the body.

IgE - IgE antibodies are found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes. They cause the body to react against foreign substances such as pollen, fungus spores, and animal dander. They may occur in allergic reactions to milk, some medicines, and some poisons. IgE antibody levels are often high in people with allergies.

IgD - IgD antibodies are found in small amounts in the tissues that line the belly or chest. How they work is not clear.

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Re: Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 09:43:20 PM »
Can anyone who has had an allergy blood test please post the results. Specifically, I'm interested in finding out whether levels of the different antibodies were within normal range.

Here's a list of the various antibodies and descriptions of their purpose.

IgA -  IgA antibodies are found in areas of the body such the nose, breathing passages, digestive tract, ears, eyes, and vagina. IgA antibodies protect body surfaces that are exposed to outside foreign substances. This type of antibody is also found in saliva, tears, and blood. About 10% to 15% of the antibodies present in the body are IgA antibodies. A small number of people do not make IgA antibodies.

IgG -  IgG antibodies are found in all body fluids. They are the smallest but most common antibody (75% to 80%) of all the antibodies in the body. IgG antibodies are very important in fighting bacterial and viral infections. IgG antibodies are the only type of antibody that can cross the placenta in a pregnant woman to help protect her baby (fetes).

IgM - IgM antibodies are the largest antibody. They are found in blood and lymph fluid and are the first type of antibody made in response to an infection. They also cause other immune system cells to destroy foreign substances. IgM antibodies are about 5% to 10% of all the antibodies in the body.

IgE - IgE antibodies are found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes. They cause the body to react against foreign substances such as pollen, fungus spores, and animal dander. They may occur in allergic reactions to milk, some medicines, and some poisons. IgE antibody levels are often high in people with allergies.

IgD - IgD antibodies are found in small amounts in the tissues that line the belly or chest. How they work is not clear.

I did igg  ige,  iga,   igm all normal.

the only ones that are still normal but on extreme end of normal are

esr    2          0-10 mm/hr
igg 1274         694-  1618  mg/dl


with the normal results i still reacted to my own semen

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Re: Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 02:30:36 AM »
Can anyone who has had an allergy blood test please post the results. Specifically, I'm interested in finding out whether levels of the different antibodies were within normal range.

Here's a list of the various antibodies and descriptions of their purpose.

IgA -  IgA antibodies are found in areas of the body such the nose, breathing passages, digestive tract, ears, eyes, and vagina. IgA antibodies protect body surfaces that are exposed to outside foreign substances. This type of antibody is also found in saliva, tears, and blood. About 10% to 15% of the antibodies present in the body are IgA antibodies. A small number of people do not make IgA antibodies.

IgG -  IgG antibodies are found in all body fluids. They are the smallest but most common antibody (75% to 80%) of all the antibodies in the body. IgG antibodies are very important in fighting bacterial and viral infections. IgG antibodies are the only type of antibody that can cross the placenta in a pregnant woman to help protect her baby (fetes).

IgM - IgM antibodies are the largest antibody. They are found in blood and lymph fluid and are the first type of antibody made in response to an infection. They also cause other immune system cells to destroy foreign substances. IgM antibodies are about 5% to 10% of all the antibodies in the body.

IgE - IgE antibodies are found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes. They cause the body to react against foreign substances such as pollen, fungus spores, and animal dander. They may occur in allergic reactions to milk, some medicines, and some poisons. IgE antibody levels are often high in people with allergies.

IgD - IgD antibodies are found in small amounts in the tissues that line the belly or chest. How they work is not clear.

I did igg  ige,  iga,   igm all normal.

the only ones that are still normal but on extreme end of normal are

esr    2          0-10 mm/hr
igg 1274         694-  1618  mg/dl


with the normal results i still reacted to my own semen


Interesting. Your IgG levels are within the normal range but still quite high. I sometimes wonder about whether "normal" is really normal at all. IgG is indicative of a long term infection so I guess my question would be how old are you and how long have you had POIS?

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Re: Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 10:57:49 AM »
22 pois became heavy at 18. but think i had it since about 14 but symptoms much more subtle( lack of words in conversation and always loosing things.)

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Re: Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 12:34:06 PM »
Can anyone who has had an allergy blood test please post the results. Specifically, I'm interested in finding out whether levels of the different antibodies were within normal range.

Here's a list of the various antibodies and descriptions of their purpose.

IgA -  IgA antibodies are found in areas of the body such the nose, breathing passages, digestive tract, ears, eyes, and vagina. IgA antibodies protect body surfaces that are exposed to outside foreign substances. This type of antibody is also found in saliva, tears, and blood. About 10% to 15% of the antibodies present in the body are IgA antibodies. A small number of people do not make IgA antibodies.

IgG -  IgG antibodies are found in all body fluids. They are the smallest but most common antibody (75% to 80%) of all the antibodies in the body. IgG antibodies are very important in fighting bacterial and viral infections. IgG antibodies are the only type of antibody that can cross the placenta in a pregnant woman to help protect her baby (fetes).

IgM - IgM antibodies are the largest antibody. They are found in blood and lymph fluid and are the first type of antibody made in response to an infection. They also cause other immune system cells to destroy foreign substances. IgM antibodies are about 5% to 10% of all the antibodies in the body.

IgE - IgE antibodies are found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes. They cause the body to react against foreign substances such as pollen, fungus spores, and animal dander. They may occur in allergic reactions to milk, some medicines, and some poisons. IgE antibody levels are often high in people with allergies.

IgD - IgD antibodies are found in small amounts in the tissues that line the belly or chest. How they work is not clear.

Would it be important to do these in or out of POIS.... or both?
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Re: Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 02:40:59 PM »
Can anyone who has had an allergy blood test please post the results. Specifically, I'm interested in finding out whether levels of the different antibodies were within normal range.

Here's a list of the various antibodies and descriptions of their purpose.

IgA -  IgA antibodies are found in areas of the body such the nose, breathing passages, digestive tract, ears, eyes, and vagina. IgA antibodies protect body surfaces that are exposed to outside foreign substances. This type of antibody is also found in saliva, tears, and blood. About 10% to 15% of the antibodies present in the body are IgA antibodies. A small number of people do not make IgA antibodies.

IgG -  IgG antibodies are found in all body fluids. They are the smallest but most common antibody (75% to 80%) of all the antibodies in the body. IgG antibodies are very important in fighting bacterial and viral infections. IgG antibodies are the only type of antibody that can cross the placenta in a pregnant woman to help protect her baby (fetes).

IgM - IgM antibodies are the largest antibody. They are found in blood and lymph fluid and are the first type of antibody made in response to an infection. They also cause other immune system cells to destroy foreign substances. IgM antibodies are about 5% to 10% of all the antibodies in the body.

IgE - IgE antibodies are found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes. They cause the body to react against foreign substances such as pollen, fungus spores, and animal dander. They may occur in allergic reactions to milk, some medicines, and some poisons. IgE antibody levels are often high in people with allergies.

IgD - IgD antibodies are found in small amounts in the tissues that line the belly or chest. How they work is not clear.

Would it be important to do these in or out of POIS.... or both?


Great question. IgG could be somewhat elevated just because we have POIS (if it's an allergic reaction). We'd expect to see some distribution of IgG levels in POIS sufferers that were consistently above the mean value in the acceptable range which could indicate bias. Mine are a bit above the acceptable range.

It would be interesting to see IgE levels after an O.

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Re: Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 05:02:35 PM »
mine were dont after orgasm a day or two after orgasm.
if anybody else is going to do those test i beleve they should do it within hours of orgasm.  For me than is when i feel the more obvious symptoms like flulike fever.
my crp test were also norma..

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Re: Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 05:24:30 PM »
if anybody else is going to do those test i beleve they should do it within hours of orgasm. 

Great idea.

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Re: Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012, 02:35:12 PM »
I diid my tests some years ago, so I have to dig out my reports
But I clearly know my IgE levels are within normal range
Haven't measured general IgG, but I do have high IgG level for a specific virus - CMV IgG.

hhhmm, thats a herpes virus. Depending on what age you are when you're infected (or even in the womb) it can impair immune function.
We need to get more allergy test results up here.

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Re: Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 03:25:33 PM »
Can anyone who has had an allergy blood test please post the results. Specifically, I'm interested in finding out whether levels of the different antibodies were within normal range.

Here's a list of the various antibodies and descriptions of their purpose.

IgA -  IgA antibodies are found in areas of the body such the nose, breathing passages, digestive tract, ears, eyes, and vagina. IgA antibodies protect body surfaces that are exposed to outside foreign substances. This type of antibody is also found in saliva, tears, and blood. About 10% to 15% of the antibodies present in the body are IgA antibodies. A small number of people do not make IgA antibodies.

IgG -  IgG antibodies are found in all body fluids. They are the smallest but most common antibody (75% to 80%) of all the antibodies in the body. IgG antibodies are very important in fighting bacterial and viral infections. IgG antibodies are the only type of antibody that can cross the placenta in a pregnant woman to help protect her baby (fetes).

IgM - IgM antibodies are the largest antibody. They are found in blood and lymph fluid and are the first type of antibody made in response to an infection. They also cause other immune system cells to destroy foreign substances. IgM antibodies are about 5% to 10% of all the antibodies in the body.

IgE - IgE antibodies are found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes. They cause the body to react against foreign substances such as pollen, fungus spores, and animal dander. They may occur in allergic reactions to milk, some medicines, and some poisons. IgE antibody levels are often high in people with allergies.

IgD - IgD antibodies are found in small amounts in the tissues that line the belly or chest. How they work is not clear.

Great question Kurtosis, I have do not have medical records of these different antibodies but, I was misdiagnosed w/ Lyme Disease 10 years ago on the basis of interpreting specifically IgG and IgM B. henselae titer being higher than normal.  Ironically I was abstaining during this time period and still experiencing POIS symptoms which is what allowed me to keep an open mind about Lymes Disease temporarily. My symptoms  combined  w/ the actual western blot testing done described a very different story in my eyes. I also had cerebral spinal fluid tested from a spinal tap and it had elevated proteins also suggesting disease, recent disease, or something unknown, inflammatory and causing an autoimmune condition.
I can email you some of the blood work,  despite it being outdated you may find it useful in answering some questions. Yet, keep in mind I was abstaining during this time period of testing which may have skewed the results entirely. I'm going to see if I can dig up some blood wk from past allergy testing but honestly you cannot get much more in depth than a western blot.       
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Re: Immunoglobins (Allergy tests)
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2012, 03:57:56 PM »
Do. Thank you!
So my allergist is open to the idea of high histamine levels as I have evidence of allergic reactions but IgE isn't elevated and they didn't find any specific allergen that I'm allergic to.  The test was done within 6 hours of an O so the doctor I'm seeing believes it's very unlikely that I'm allergic to seminal fluid.
I'm not saying that some of us may not be allergic to seminal fluid, I'm just saying that I have "POIS symptoms" and my doctor does not believe that's the case.    I'm being referred to a specialist immunologist who has treated a high histamine condition before where there was no specific allergen.

By the way, the allergist noted that the inflammation in my sinuses is reduced substantially. They had assumed it was down to a steroid spray but I haven't taken that in 1 month. I must admit it's nice to have a doctor that actually takes notes and gets interested when you tell them something interesting or unusual. Really, this is what we should expect from ALL doctors and it's a shame that some are more ego than cure driven :)

I'm currently taking the b complex (every other day) and NADH+methionine every day. I take some concentrated cod liver oil capsules also with extra vitamin E and D (~12 micro-g) as I've noticed that helped in the past, it's cheap and I ran out of krill oil.

I hope to have started a modified regime by the start of next week with a supplement similar to metanx which also has TMG. I'll continue to take the NADH+D-Ribose tablets and the aforementioned cod liver oil. B_Daniel is trying something similar so I guess he'll report back soon!