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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 8 months ago #70914

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I have just been told I have to have IVIG tomorrow, Thurs 25th, counts 26 and the threshold the hema says is 30. I am due for my Covid shot on 26th. My hema says it is OK to have the two things close together and I trust him but his main concern is I will have bruising from the shot (big deal that will be nothing new in my life!) The point is I am concerned about having the two things so close together and whether I am just being neurotic about this (I am usually a level headed, calm person.) Would appreciate some of your thoughts on this. TIA

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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 8 months ago #70915

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Very wise to always question, research and advocate for yourself. Hope it goes well for you, Christine!
Here is what the CDC says about Ivig/intravenous immunoglobulin and the covid vaccines-
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html

For persons receiving antibody therapies not specific to COVID-19 treatment (e.g., intravenous immunoglobulin, RhoGAM), administration of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines either simultaneously with or at any interval before or after receipt of an antibody-containing product is unlikely to substantially impair development of a protective antibody response. Thus, there is no recommended minimum interval between other antibody therapies (i.e., those that are not specific to COVID-19 treatment) and mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.
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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 8 months ago #70916

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It is not enough to click the thank you button but I thank you from the bottom of my heart because I was getting quite worked up about it. I already have a husband who believes he is going to have an adverse reaction and I have been trying to convince him about the alternative of not having the vaccine. Will let you know how it all goes and thank you again. Christine :)

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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 8 months ago #70919

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Thinking of you & your husband Christine - hoping all goes well!!
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 8 months ago #70921

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  • ITP since 2014. Retired nurse. My belief is empower patients to be involved as much as possible in their care. Read, read, read & ALWAYS question medics about the evidence base they use.
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I have spent hours trawling the internet for scientific journal articles addressing the issue of pre vaccination platelet counts.
Is this just the haemo's personal preference?
I would ask your Haem for an evidence base regarding a minimum platelet count of 30. It would be interesting to see if there actually is any.
I certainly would not take IVIg purely to raise a count for a vaccination that may or may not affect my count. If asymptomatic i would have the jab and see what happens. If I was symptomatic a quick bolus of Prednisolone is all I would consider taking.
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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 8 months ago #70923

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The hema has always had the threshold of thirty in order to have IVIG, he is concerned about a haematoma at the jab site - least of my worries! It just happens to be the day before my COVID shot and I was concerned about the "mixing" of the two things in my system. I will check again before the IVIG and again before I have my shot tomorrow. The article poseymint found was helpful and put my mind at ease somewhat, however, I will check again before I have my IVIG today and my shot tomorrow. Thank you for your insight and helping me. Christine :)

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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 7 months ago #70982

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Everything medical wise re: IVIG / shot, went OK and I wonder now why I worried. Thank you every one for your helpful advice. I will put the story of my week in social chat and it may help you realize why I was starting to "loose my cool"

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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 7 months ago #71023

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How did it go, are you OK?

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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 7 months ago #71024

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Thank you - everything went OK. My main fear was the IVIG would "void" the COVID vaccination and vica versa. I was reassured by my hema and people on this site. Thank you once again folks. I was in the middle of a bad week - see social chat.

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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 7 months ago #71025

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I had both retuxin and IVIG . My platelets went up. I had my second Pfizer shot and after my platelets went up, the day after the vaccine they went down again. Could be just coincidence.

After 2 weeks after the vaccine the platelets went a bit up again. Now 4 weeks after the vaccine the platelets are going down again..

May be no connection between the two.
I have an appointment with my hematologist and I will discus the issue.

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IVIG and COVID Shot 1 year 7 months ago #71026

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Thanks for sharing that. I seem to consistently crash whenever my immune system goes on alert for any reason. I can't say I regret getting the vax but on my ITP specialists recommendation I won't get the 2nd one. Dammit. I really, really miss hugs!

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