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Hi everyone Looking for abit of help to see if anyone knows anything about immunoglobulins ?? Me blood test have came back with low levels and my GP doesn’t know what it means and what part it plays in ms. My specialist is on annual leave so can not find out from that avenue. So would be very greatful of any information anyone has . Thanks Sarah .

Hi Sarah,

If you do a search on the term “immunoglobulins” on Google, the results list a few sites that explain this type of protein in fair detail.

I’m surprised and disappointed that your GP doesn’t know what your results mean? They’re supposed to be the medical professional, so they should either know the explanation or how to find it ?!!

I can quite understand that he/she is unaware of what part they play in MS - but I’d assume they could find out if they tried !!

Dom.

Gokr might be able to help

Pip

Thanks Guys Dom my GP said they know it’s part of the immune system but what it means in MS they don’t know . Seem to be getting a lot of infections lately so maybe it’s linked or nothing to do with MS , it’s all very confusing :frowning: Sarah x

Thanks Guys Dom my GP said they know it’s part of the immune system but what it means in MS they don’t know . Seem to be getting a lot of infections lately so maybe it’s linked or nothing to do with MS , it’s all very confusing :frowning: Sarah x

I’ve been trying to find out about immunoglobulins as well. I had blood tests and they were all fine except my immunoglobulin a was high. My gp didn’t know what it meant and not seeing my consultant for a few weeks so please keep me posted if anyone gets back to you with an answer. Rizzo or gokr might know the answer of they are about

Hi Karina Gokr was brilliant and explained it to me . Immunoglobulins is a posh word for antibodies . They fight off viruses and bacteria , or in MS your body Is attacking itself so the immunoglobulins can be high In the blood as they are actively trying to fight something Off . Mine are low so that might mean that my immune system Just isn’t very good . Like you me GP doesn’t know either. Hope this helps . Sarah x

Thanks Sarah - I’m seeing the consultant in a few weeks time so I’m sure he will go through everything properly and know more than the gp