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Do You Get Colds And Flu Over And Over?


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#1 gatita

 
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

After two entire months with the flu followed by severe bronchitis, I felt almost healthy for about two weeks -- but now I'm coming down with the flu/cold again!!! Arrgghh!

Is this common? Do you just keep getting cold after cold? Yikes, I feel like I have no immune system left.

If it matters, I've been gluten-free for 7 months but still am battling numerous symptoms including SIBO and other stuff. I have a wheat allergy (yes, allergy as opposed to intolerance) but not confirmed celiac.

I am usually super upbeat (like my avatar) but combined with a very sick brother (ataxia) this is all really getting me down... :(
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#2 Em314

 
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:59 AM

Are you sure it's you, and not just that something's going around?  I was sick almost all month in January, but I think that was as much about the crazy flu season as it was about my own immune system.  Almost nobody I knew *didn't* get sick at least once.

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:08 AM

After two entire months with the flu followed by severe bronchitis, I felt almost healthy for about two weeks -- but now I'm coming down with the flu/cold again!!! Arrgghh!

Is this common? Do you just keep getting cold after cold? Yikes, I feel like I have no immune system left.

If it matters, I've been gluten-free for 7 months but still am battling numerous symptoms including SIBO and other stuff. I have a wheat allergy (yes, allergy as opposed to intolerance) but not confirmed celiac.

I am usually super upbeat (like my avatar) but combined with a very sick brother (ataxia) this is all really getting me down... :(

worry is not good for the immune system...


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#4 pricklypear1971

 
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

Last year I seemed to catch mild versions of everything my husband and son brought home.

This year not as much.

I swear I get a mild version (milder than sick family members), recover, then it hits hard a few days later. Feels like two bugs but it happens like that more often than not so I'm thinking its a pattern for me.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

My loving husband who shares everything with me happens to work the the general public. He brings home all sorts of fun things for me. A cold here, a flu there... you know, nothing like a little snot to cement our love I guess. <_< I'm so cool I can spend a week in bed with the flu in the middle of summer. While I don't seem to get back to back things going on, when I do get sick I seem to get the hit by a bus syndrome that no one else gets. My husband will feel kinda sick for 2 days and then be fine. I'll spend a week going through 3 boxes of tissues and feeling generally like crap, or worse. Not sure what's up with that, but it is terribly unfair.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

At this point, I'm the one who rarely catches anything, and when I do, it's much less

severe than everyone else. I got hit by the flu in January, which is just wrecking New

England still. But I had about three days of honestly sick, but not bedridden at all. I

sure didn't feel GOOD, but I was functional. Whereas the friend I caught it off of wound

up with a sinus, infection, both ears infected, and had to go to the hospital. :ph34r:  I

stayed home and took all my natural supplements, and Advil when my fever spiked, and

was fine. The most annoying part was being stuck in the house so I didn't spread my

germs around!

 

I went very low-sugar (compared to the general population) a few years ago, and entirely

sugar free except for fruit and the occasional spoonful of honey, last year. Since then I've

been pretty cold-proof. It works! I used to catch everything that came down the pike and

stay sick twice as long as everyone else.


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#7 love2travel

 
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

I have not had a cold or flu for over a year, thankfully.  Surprisingly, considering my husband has had it a couple of times.  I think my good guys are fighting off my bad guys!  ^_^


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