... I was extremely healthy before and during my pregnancy and had one shot of RhoGAM during pregnancy and one shot of RhoGAM after delivery. My child is now 8.5 months and it seems as though my immune system is completely shot. I seem to catch everything and anything I'm close to despite all the hand washing and vitamin taking and it seems to take a whole lot longer for me to get over an illness than before I was pregnant. I was 31 when I had my baby, should my immune system be this bad eight months after labor? Is RhoGAM the cause?
No, Rho Gam shouldnt weaken your immune system but the stress of caring for a baby can. When you have a child under a year old, you dont get enough sleep, any sleep you do get is often interrupted. Many women with small babies and children dont eat properly because they are too busy trying to keep up with their children. It is just plain stressful to have a little one. Stress will affect your immune system quicker than anything. Taking vitamins can help but vitamins are no match for a good healthy diet. Rest when you need to. Instead of doing massive house cleaning when the baby is down, take a small nap yourself. Your body is just telling you that you are doing too much. See your Dr just to be sure there is no underlying illness like anemia or hypothyroid etc.
I have a suspicion and would like to know more about the effects of Rhogham on the immune system. my pregnancy was a healthy experience with no constipation, and no vitamin deficiencies. after pregnancy My health and immune system took a turn for the worst. My thyroid was testing high then low and I was constantly I'll. After 1 year and dozens of tests and trips to doctors and specialists I discovered I had developed an allergy to garlic and onions. Could this have something to do with Rhogham ?
If you think it was rhogam, it probably was. I haven't found a single long term study because no one is interested in them. I also have suffered from severe thyroid disfunction ranging from hyper to hypo since having my 5th shot of rhogam. Within a week of my third shot I began having severe allergic reactions to nothing in particular. It's gotten progressively worse as I'm now up to 5 shots with my next shot scheduled in less than 3 weeks. I finally connected the dots and have noticed a trend in quantity and severness in the reactions, the last one sending me to the er. Allergic reactions are immune disfunctions. Hypothyroidism is 90% of the time linked to the auto immune disease hashimotos. Do I think there's a connection? Yes! But I have no idea if not getting the shot at 28 weeks is necessary, nor the last shot after I give birth considering this will be my last child. If I am correct and my reactions become worse, I may end up dead and then what use of a mother am I. Will post more if I find out any more info.
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