Eric Hoy: Immunologist Online Resources: Cryoglobulinemia: Cryoglobulinemia Facebook Page: _____________________________________________________________________________ Ed Moderator: There she is.... Peter: Hello Rochelle Ed Moderator: Welcome to our chat Rochelle Rochelle: Hello, Dr. I think I read from a prior chat that you are an immunologist?
Eric: Pregnancy is a frequent trigger Rochelle: So I now have a long list of autoimmune diseases, darn it! It takes a Cryo patient a lot to learn how to prepare for dressing in layers Ed Moderator: Rochelle..must have really adapted your lifestyle to this particular aspect of the disease. I keep emergency stashes of socks, gloves and blankets with me everywhere I go. Rochelle: I see, so even though the same underlying cause for the process is there, those 3 conditions exist? Eric: Yes, and in some patients we see only Reynaud’s, in others Cryo. Ed Moderator: Rochelle, Eric...about the treatments... I assume typical meds often for vascultiis patients Dr. Rochelle, was the onset after your first pregnancy or the second? My list of diseases is this: Graves (remission), aortic insufficiency, migraines, IBS, dermatographism, endometriosis, intercystial cystitis, cryo, urticaria's, Ed Moderator: stunning, Rochelle! Rochelle: I, was actually a Vet Tech for many years but you'd be amazed at how that translates into the human field.
I do recall that it has been shown that postpartum can be possible trigger Dr. Eric: I think they are different manifestations of the same underlying autoimmune process. The labs have been uncooperative in my area to do a correct testing since they changed their procedures. Eric: Rochelle, have you ever had Hepatitis C or B? My mother has Multiple Myeloma so I am being watched for it and I see a hematologist/oncologist. I see my heart doctor every 6 months Ed Moderator: You said an extreme cold can cause a stroke..happens because..how the vessels are reacting? The feedback I get is so amazing that there is such a need for scared people out there Ed Moderator: What type of work did you do in medical field?
Ed Moderator: You mean the cold temp of the eggs is enough to cause a problem.. Now a warmer climate also brings problems Ed Moderator: How so?
I love ice cream but damage could happen on the inside so I limit it. Peter: l am still mashing it around in my head as to just how hard life would be with Cryo Ed Moderator: And you said because of this you had to relocate to a warmer climate? Not everyone can do this but I was fortunate to be able to do so.
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