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Do I have a serious immune function problem?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 14, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I have a health concern that I am really lost trying to narrow down, hope you can offer suggestions of things to look into.

The past couple of years, when I believe I catch a virus, I feel so incredibly, severely run down, fatigued and foggy, yet exhibit almost no "traditional" cold symptoms. I also seem to get sick with every virus going around or just when other people even mention them. I am on day 2 of this for this month, had a slight sore throat and just a little runny nose but mostly feel very run down, queasy. Temp is only 98.3 degrees.

For example, I have been sick 4 times in the past 6 months. At the beginning of Jan, Feb, March and now June, I have had this feeling. Since it's the same time of the month, I'm wondering if it's hormone related (or maybe just a coincidence).

When I get sick I normally take lots of herbs, with capsules, tea and a tincture. I take a homeopathic remedy and drink lots of bone broth. I used to think getting run down for a couple of days without the other symptoms meant I was fighting it off better, but with each one I feel worse and am starting to wonder if there is an issue with my immune system. Although a runny nose, cough and fever are uncomfortable, that is a healthy/normal reaction, right? And this feeling is far worse than typical cold symptoms.

So I'm really not sure if this is an immune thing, hormone thing, or what, so I don't even know which kind of doctor to seek out for help. Your ideas and suggestions are appreciated.

Other pertinent info: I'm a 31 year old female, who in the past year healed serious gut dysbiosis and discovered I have very low cortisol levels. 2 months ago I started an adrenal healing protocol and stopped using caffeine for over 40 days, now just a couple of cups of tea a week and no coffee. I eat paleo with limited cultured dairy and have one gluten-free but grain pizza a month. Moderate alcohol. Celiac/gluten reactive.

Signed confused and feeling like shite in Colorado : (

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on June 29, 2012
at 04:18 PM

Go see an allergist or better yet an allergist/rheumatologist if you can find one. They can check levels of inflammation and known allergens like wheat and wheat gluten.

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on June 29, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Andrea Reina. Collidial Silver in appropriate doses is PERFECTLY safe and highly effective for many types of infections. The amount needed to turn blue is enormous and not the dosing that is used. My family has used it safely and effectively many many times. Most recently for an ear infection and a bladder infection. Designs for Health just put out a line too. Good stuff.

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on June 29, 2012
at 07:17 AM

[Colloidal silver][1] has not been shown to be effective for the treatment of infections. Additionally it is not without side-effects: [argyria][2] is your skin turning blue or grey from silver consumption. [1]: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/hi-ho-silver/ [2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyria

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on June 19, 2012
at 08:44 PM

crowlover, it means that your immune system makes stupid choices that are not supportive of your life.

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on June 16, 2012
at 03:04 AM

Kelly I believe it is bovine

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on June 15, 2012
at 06:43 PM

good question, what kinds of proteins does it have? I see what it doesnt but I'm allergic to beef so have to check to make sure its not a beef byproduct of some sort....I couldnt find info either....but looks like a good product

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

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on June 15, 2012
at 06:12 PM

I actually have the xymogen immunoglobulin DF2000. I got it last fall to assist with gut healing, but really don't understand what it is or what it all does... there isn't much info on the innernets about it. I started taking it again last night thanks to your suggestion.

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

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on June 15, 2012
at 06:11 PM

What kind of bloodwork? I don't even know where to start...

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on June 15, 2012
at 06:10 AM

But +1 for some suggestions. No?

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 15, 2012
at 05:44 AM

a stupid immune system. Really? What does that even mean?

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 15, 2012
at 05:42 AM

Stupid? Really

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on June 15, 2012
at 02:50 AM

a product called "progest-e" is the very best.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 15, 2012
at 12:23 AM

hmmmm YOu might consider switching to a progesterone cream. Good stuff

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

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on June 15, 2012
at 12:19 AM

Mid cycle, right when I'm supplementing with oral progesterone (100 mg). Might be a connection? I've been taking the progesterone for more like a year though, not sure why it would all of a sudden impact me like that. My doc was surprised my prog levels weren't higher considering I'm supplementing.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 15, 2012
at 12:08 AM

Right. Makes sense. What part of your cycle is this occurring?

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 15, 2012
at 12:07 AM

Right. What time of the month?

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on June 15, 2012
at 12:02 AM

Hormones was just an idea totally pulled from my arse because it's been happening at the same time of the month... whenever I see a monthly pattern, being a woman, I automatically think hormones

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on June 29, 2012
at 10:11 AM

Are you eating low carb? This will increase stress and make you feel terrible

Also are you depressed and not realising it? This can make you exhausted

There is too much focus on the specific tweaking of macronutrients, have you got the basics right? Are you staying away from stress? Are you eating a decent amount of carbs each day?

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on June 15, 2012
at 04:40 AM

Have you had any bloodwork done? That might give some clues.

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on June 15, 2012
at 06:11 PM

What kind of bloodwork? I don't even know where to start...

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on June 29, 2012
at 04:18 PM

Go see an allergist or better yet an allergist/rheumatologist if you can find one. They can check levels of inflammation and known allergens like wheat and wheat gluten.

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05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on June 15, 2012
at 02:49 AM

yes, your immune system is weak and/or stupid. hopefully you are eating non-allergenic, robust foods frequently, like weekly grass fed liver, gelatin/bone broths etc, but even these will not save you if you are still ingesting or around allergens.

once you know you are doing the best you can,. theres a product called immunolin or xymogen df 2000 that is like extra immune system support. its expensive and worth it. the other options are serious high quality medicinal mushrooms, and retraining the body to not be sick so often (love yourself, acupuncture, massage, etc)

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on June 16, 2012
at 03:04 AM

Kelly I believe it is bovine

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 15, 2012
at 05:44 AM

a stupid immune system. Really? What does that even mean?

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 15, 2012
at 05:42 AM

Stupid? Really

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on June 15, 2012
at 06:10 AM

But +1 for some suggestions. No?

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on June 15, 2012
at 06:12 PM

I actually have the xymogen immunoglobulin DF2000. I got it last fall to assist with gut healing, but really don't understand what it is or what it all does... there isn't much info on the innernets about it. I started taking it again last night thanks to your suggestion.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on June 15, 2012
at 06:43 PM

good question, what kinds of proteins does it have? I see what it doesnt but I'm allergic to beef so have to check to make sure its not a beef byproduct of some sort....I couldnt find info either....but looks like a good product

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on June 19, 2012
at 08:44 PM

crowlover, it means that your immune system makes stupid choices that are not supportive of your life.

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on June 14, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Lynn Im sorry for what you are going through. It sounds hard.
Im unclear how it could be a hormone related issue.... what you your thinking by that? I have dealt with and am continuing to deal with hormone issues (thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testoserone, cortisol, DHEA) and I don't see how your issue might be related to hormones.
I suspect you have a lingering Virus of some sort. Perhaps some colloidal silver would help you.
I use Natural Path Silver Wings.
good luck

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 15, 2012
at 12:07 AM

Right. What time of the month?

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on June 15, 2012
at 12:02 AM

Hormones was just an idea totally pulled from my arse because it's been happening at the same time of the month... whenever I see a monthly pattern, being a woman, I automatically think hormones

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on June 15, 2012
at 02:50 AM

a product called "progest-e" is the very best.

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on June 15, 2012
at 12:19 AM

Mid cycle, right when I'm supplementing with oral progesterone (100 mg). Might be a connection? I've been taking the progesterone for more like a year though, not sure why it would all of a sudden impact me like that. My doc was surprised my prog levels weren't higher considering I'm supplementing.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 15, 2012
at 12:08 AM

Right. Makes sense. What part of your cycle is this occurring?

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 15, 2012
at 12:23 AM

hmmmm YOu might consider switching to a progesterone cream. Good stuff

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 29, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Andrea Reina. Collidial Silver in appropriate doses is PERFECTLY safe and highly effective for many types of infections. The amount needed to turn blue is enormous and not the dosing that is used. My family has used it safely and effectively many many times. Most recently for an ear infection and a bladder infection. Designs for Health just put out a line too. Good stuff.

0ead271762198cb1344fdc104b42bbbd

(268)

on June 29, 2012
at 07:17 AM

[Colloidal silver][1] has not been shown to be effective for the treatment of infections. Additionally it is not without side-effects: [argyria][2] is your skin turning blue or grey from silver consumption. [1]: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/hi-ho-silver/ [2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyria

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