... 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?
Does RhoGAM have long term effects on your immune system?
Question posted by mariewmoore on 28 May 2013
Last updated on 1 May 2022 by Suzyq1111
I received a Rhogam shot last year in March(2021) I didn't even need this because I'm rh positive. i definitely have alot more allergies now. Reading everyone's stories has me even more nervous. I would like to detoxify my body. And would love to know what supplement exactly to take to do that.
It is impossible to prove. I had a very similar experience, 3 pregnancies, 3 sets of Rhogam shots (6 weeks and shortly after birth). After the second pregnancy is when the autoimmune diseases started. It seems like they escalate every year since. The frustrating part is the denial in the medical community about it. I'm not sure I would have listened to a warning, but I would feel better about it if I was warned. Or if i knew to begin with what I was getting into being a rh negative female. I found out about it being a problem after I was already pregnant. I only know 2 other people who have also had the Rhogam shots and also had similar results. This seems like it has to be more than coincidence. I wonder if the Manufacturer may have interfered with any studies regarding any negative long term side effects of the Rhogam shots?
I’ve take the RHOGAM shot twice after 2 miscarriages. With the first shot I didn’t really feel anything. The second shot is when everything went to shit. I had trouble breathing from even just walking ( I’m only 110 lbs and work out a lot ) , my hair was constantly falling out , and the worst part was is that I had a cold/allergy attack every 2-3 days for 2 years!! All my doctor said was to take Tylenol. Finally I started researching the importance of detoxing heavy metals from my body, at this point I didn’t even think this stemmed from the RHOGAM shot I thought because my last miscarriage was so bad it had messed up my body. I started taking CHLORELLA , started with a very low dose and worked my way up for about 4 months. Within the first month the “allergy attacks” stopped and I could go 2 weeks without being sick!! Now I only get an allergy attack maybe once a month and it’ll only last a day or two, not 4 days like before.
I now have ITP low platelets which I believe was caused by the RHOGAM shot because I never had it before. I have a histamine allergy and I’ve never had issues with foods before. My hair does fall out still but not nearly as much, and I can breathe properly. I take vitamins individually which helps me feel better than doing a multivitamin.
So thankful to have found this thread. Thank you, Marie Moore, for asking these questions! I am 17 weeks pregnant, o-, and being told I must get the rhogam shot at 28wks, right after birth and possibly a few days after. My gut reaction when I found this out was deep suspicion. I was shocked at how little research there is out there on the side effects and potential issues that could effect moms and babies after the rhogam. After reading all your stories I know my gut reaction isn't uncalled for. Thank you all so much for sharing your stories. It literally brings me to tears - I was feeling crazy for saying no to the shot but now feel much more certain. It amazes me how hard OB drs are pushing this. If anyone has any other links or research to share please do. I will try and do the same.
I'm amazed to find this thread and so many women posting about problems with the rhogam shot. It's almost impossible to find this kind of dialogue. I myself have had 7 rhogam shots. I too question if my health issues are from the shots. I have suffered from various health issues the last several years. Severe eczema. Severe digestive problems. Many food allergies; gluten , nuts, sulfites among others. Thyroid issues. Among other health issues. I feel lied to about this product. I felt coerced into getting it. I have been bullied by an OB about this shot. I was not aware of the potential problems associated with it. Knowing what I now know after many hours of research I will never get this shot again. Too much harm has been done I believe.
I was searching for long therm studies and outcomes on the babies and can't find anything. I was given RhoGAM 4 times, developed different manifestations of autoimmune disease, including ugly skin conditions. After second round I was feeling so tired all of the sudden, and no one could answer what is happening to me. My child also stopped growing in utero, around the first shot, I had to to for a weekly ultra sonograms and deliver early. My child was diagnosed with autism, her immune system was very weak. My second child is super smart, athletic, I did not receive RhoGAM while pregnant with him. I don't understand why FDA is not doing longitutal even retrospective studies, making sure that this product is not causing huge damage on pregnant women!
Yes yes and yes. It shut my immune system down. I’ve been on thyroid mods ever since! I went through a period of rashes all over my body. I got thrush at least 4 times. My face had a rash that made me look like a monster. I dang near died through the year after I got it!!! I ended up with fluid on my lung a kidney not properly working Oh and my hair fell out I became extremely anemic and it was all horrible. I still have effects of what it did!
I feel the Rhogam shot gave me a gluten allergy. 3 months post birth I developed hives and peeling skin on my hands which would not go away. They were excruciatingly painful and itchy. I eventually connected it to wheat consumption, an issue I never had b4. I have found that taking a combination of probiotic, vitamin D, and zinc really helped with the symptoms. I had a benign tumor in my breast that developed a year after pregnancy which has shrunk dramatically since going GF. I took rhogam twice, the 1st after a miscarriage (age 31) and 2nd after birth (age33).
OMG! I could not register to comment quick enough! I question everything now. I also have Hashimoto's, Thyroid problems and joint swelling constant inflammatory issues as well as lymph node swelling itching in my face. All of this started after my last child and last Rhogam shot of which I have had 4 of in my lifetime. As I was researching some other things I came across Rhogam and wondered if it had anything to do with my issues, that is when I found this site.
I was just wondering this myself. I’ve had 2 pregnancies both with the standard 2 rhogam shots. 8 mos after my youngest was born I was diagnosed with RA. 14 yrs later she has been diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. Why is nobody researching this with so much anecdotal evidence from we moms?
I've had two children and I've had this rhogam shot 4 times once before pregnancy and once after my body always hurts I catch everything now I have lupus, fibromyalgia,
vertigo everybody thought I was just too lazy to keep a job if you need a shot to be able to carry a child it obviously means that you weren't supposed to have children but that's what I believe I think I wasn't supposed to have children that's forcing your body to have something and it's telling you you're not supposed to I have a negative blood I feel like crap everyday I can't hold a job I'm waiting for social security disability my youngest child is about ready to turn 11 and he lives with his father because I'm too tired and too weak to hold a job everybody thought I was lazy I got tired of being verbally abused I left my home having children has been my worst experience ever because I wasn't supposed to have children if your body is giving a shot and forced to have children your body is going to start backfiring against you but that's just my experience and it's been horrible. Personally I would get checked for an autoimmune disease.
I've written an account of my experience below My brother and I were given a lot of antibiotics young. They effected my brothers teeth but other than that he was very healthy til recently. My mother just took us off the antibiotics when I was 4. I am 62 and my brother is 59. I was first so I was not affected at birth. My brother however had a couple blood transfusions, premature and could not come home til he was 4 weeks old. I started getting boils on my nose, ears, back and even one on my eye lid that left me with scar tissue In eyelashes. It was horrible. Then at 9 my period start and the horrible Grade 5 acne on my back. Still have it today. Barbell like cysts that are connected to each other. Press on one and another opens. If you can get anything out of them the smell is so rancid you want to leave the room. This acne did not change as I grew older it spread. I've had cyst in my vagina, ovaries and one in my breast that I looks like a knot when I have mammograms.
My brother who is very athletic has a very compromised immune system. If cat scratches him he needs IV antibiotics for a week. Now he has blood coming out of his penis. It's been going on for nearly 2 weeks. He has excellent doctors and they cannot find a thing wrong. Both of us have had relatively healthy lives till we got to 55/60 years. My mother is still with us and very healthy. I have never been able to find any long term life studies on RH babies. If anyone knows of one please put it in this column.
Oh my god, I can't believe this! I thought it was just me, until I found this article now. Since I've given birth to my little girl and have been given 2 shots of anti d, I feel like a completely different person and not in a good way at all! I've noticed the symptoms as soon as I gave birth. I get ill more often (used to be ill once a year before pregnancy), got eye vision problems, chest pains, shortness of breath, swollen ankles and sooo many other symptoms I have read above. This is unbelievable and made me want to get checked immediately! I really feel like an old woman, even though I'm only 20!
I would very much like to know what this antifungal probiotic is, I have suffered for 38 years with an autoimmune issue that countless doctors have misdiagnosed. All of my problems started after the birth of my first child, I'm RH- and he is RH+ and the blood mixed. I have also been told I have very high levels of mercury and lead in my blood with no answers as to how it got there. Already had all of my fillings replaced with porcelain thinking that's where it came from. My gut keeps telling me ALL of my health issues go back to my first pregnancy and the shot!
I have recently been thinking about this. I have developed allergies and health issues since my kids were born. I had reacted to the Hep B shot given in high school (1996 + 1997) well forced upon me. I ended up with chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia hypoglycemia, and borderline anorexic because I couldn't eat without feeling sick. I asked many questions and was assured it was fine no toxic crap. I found out 2 days ago there is and now I am connecting the dots. I am very upset our son also has multiple allergies and was on chemo for a rare immune disorder 5 years ago. Both boys are positive. He is ok now. My kids are not vaccinated ever. My kids are 11.5 and almost 8. I know stress has been a major factor but I am not tolerating much and my friend wants me to get tested for autoimmune disorders. I have done some cleanses on and off for past 10 years which i think have helped. But its frustrating to think this all started when i had my kids from the shots they made us get.
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