I found out that I have CVID after 2 yrs of constant Upper Resp Infections and over 35 antibiotics and ME PUSHING THE DOCTORS TO DIG DEEPER. It has been a wild ride trying to get someone to listen to me. I know, without ANY doubt, that the Ribaviron/Interferon treatments gave me this wicked disease. I have to have gamma globulin treatments every month for the rest of my life. They are not to bad depending on the nurse who runs the infusion.
During this time of yr…flu season, I wear a mask when I go out into public places i.e. grocery shopping, doctors, mall. CVID is when the big guys of the immune system; IgG, IgM, IgA are depleted. This is a permanent situation. Having CVID also makes your body extremely vulnerable to an autoimmune disease. I have Sjogren's syndrome. Any questions, pls don't hesitate to ask! Lisa A. DeStella