Hi, just a quick question. I’m a 50 year old female that was diagnosed with igm monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) 12 months ago, which has remained stable. I’ve just recovered from a dose of covid and I wonder has anyone had an increase in proteins after covid making their monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) progress? I only ask because the proteins were first noticed in my blood after the first time I had covid, so it’s probably just made me overthink.
Hi @LC23 and a big welcome to the forum.
I have a different blood cancer so wait to see if others have experienced the same.
What I can relate to is the overthinking. I think we are all guilty of that!
Have you mentioned it to your medical team. I was curious on their thoughts?
I hope you are recovering well. How are you keeping?
Hi, many thanks for you welcome and kind reply. I never knew there was this lovely helpful forum, but how nice it is to sound off inner thoughts without feeling silly. I’m due to have the next full blood screen in 4 weeks and meet with the team then so I will await to see then if it’s changed, I was just wondering if anyone else had also experienced if covid changed there blood results ie HB, paraproteins.
Hope you are doing ok too, how long have you been a member here? and thank you again xx
Oh @LC23 I am so glad that you have posted. I cannot answer your question, but what I relate to is overthinking.
Perhaps many of us have minds that go flying off in all directions. My thoughts and emotions have been on high alert ever since I was diagnosed.
I think your medical team are best to answer your questions as they know you and your whole medical history.
However perhaps Covid and its effects are still largely unknown
Please let us know how you get on and look after yourself.
Hi@LC23 hello ,I am definitely prone to overthinking as @Nichola75 and @Erica have said but I definitely did notice some changes in my full blood count after having had Covid last Summer but also changes do happen anyway and could be co incidental .I have come to realise unless the results are shooting off, or way under the mark it is just a blip.
My IgG Kappa result was increasing before Covid so that didnt affect it.
I am at increased risk of infection because of low immunity so I am always aware of this.
@2DB posted a link for Myeloma and monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) A guide for GPs which you may find useful.I have that plus the monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) diary.Www.myeloma.org.uk
Hope that helps
Ahh thanks your kindness is much appreciated.
My history is I was fine with perfectly normal bloods last May 2022 (with a HB of 136) had covid a few weeks after those bloods. The next set of bloods showed paraprotein, lambada free light chain, and a HB of 7 (I was unwell by this point) I’ve had a blood transfusion and 3 iron transfusions within the last year but the paraproteins have remained the same. I’m reviewed every 3 months so it’s good any changes will be picked up quickly, but I just can’t help thinking covid had changed things in the past and will it again this time.
My dad also has Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and had 3 rounds of chemo for 3 different flare ups.
I will read the link with interest.
And once again thank you all for your kind replies, I’m just so glad I came here now to air my thoughts.
I wish you all health & happiness xx