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Ok, maybe someone can help me. I am sick all of the time. I have been fighting a cold/infection now for over a month. It is the same thing that moves one one part of my body to the next. It started in my head, went to my throat, and now it's in my chest.

I am on my 4th antibiotic from the Dr. I asked the Dr. if he thought it was odd that this is the 4th antibiotic and he said that it is probably viral and no antibiotic will get it.

I am also tired of people saying that I am an 80 year old and an always sick. I can't help it!

Is anyone else always sick? Is my immune system drained from having 2 autoimmune diseases? Can the doctor do a test from my immune system? Is there anything I can take besides vitamines?

Help.... Stephanie

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Hi Stephanie,

Sorry to hear you are feeling crappy. I think drs over prescibe antibiotics, and they end up making the situation worse. Make sure you are taking probiotics(acidolphilus) to replenish the good bacteria killed by the antibiotics. Continue taking your vitamins and stay away from processed food, as well as dairy.

I've gone through periods in my life, where I've had one cold or flu after another. Then the next cold/flu season I'm fine. Your body is probably weak right now and finding it hard to fight every germ. Don't worry what others say about you, it only ads more stress to your weakened body.

Take care,

Charlene

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Sorry you are sick alot. I know I felt a bit that way too. I got sick with two things that my family didn't get this year and I have three little kids. You would think they would get it. I am assuming that my immune system was down. Both times I got sick I had been exercising heavily and maybe my body wasn't used to it. I think exercise is very good, but I think for me I need moderation in that department. Anyway, I guess otherwise I do take garlic capsules everyday (supposed to help immune function), Vitamin capsules, a daily Multivitamin and now I am taking some kind of pill for bone health. I also take probiotics. I do think that if we get gluten then our immune system has to work harder. I try very hard to stay away from it of course.

Other things to do. Get enough rest, drink lots of water, get fresh air everyday and get some exercise everyday, but don't overdo it. EAt more fruits and veges. (Not that you don't do all these things, but just some suggestions).

Hope you feel better. I would quit taking the antibiotics. If you have been on 4, then yes, I would say it is viral.

Take care,

Monica

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I too am sorry you are feeling so bad. I really feel for you! I had a similar situation at the beginning of October: strep throat, which turned into an ear infection, which turned into a sinus infection, which led me to a cold. I was sick for a solid month and a half to two months. I also received more antibiotics. I echo the advice to take a probiotic...I've been on so many antibiotics in the last 4 years that I always take a probiotic now, even when feeling reasonably good.

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