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The Common Cold........

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Well, like clockwork every year the kids go back to school and bring home a bug, usually hits them about the second week in. Happens every year! I am the last one to catch it, youngest, oldest, hubby now me. My question is why do I seem to get so much sicker than everyone else? I'm not a whimp either, you can't even hold me down usually, you know if I'm on the couch with a blanket something is wrong...Today I took them to school, I went back to bed, and just got up, its noon! Any input? When you get a cold is it this bad? I'm thinking its my immune system.

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Wow, I could have written that a week ago. A normal everyday cold usually knocks me out for at least a full day, if not longer.

I'm having my tonsils out in 2 weeks, and my ENT assures me that the common cold will be much more "common" once I'm done healing. I hope he's right. I have 3 kids, only 1 is in school - and laying in bed all day might be good for me, but it doesn't do a thing for them!


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Mom of three....

Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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I used to get very sick every time I got a cold. It would travel down my throat (giving me a severe sore throat and then laryngitis (sp?) - then go into my bronchial tubes and I'd get bronchitis. I'd be sick and coughing for at least two weeks, sometimes even longer.

Over a year ago (before going gluten-free) I discovered a way to treat a virus that greately diminished my symptoms and the duration of the illness - down to 3-4 days with very mild symptoms, and, of course, no bronchitis. Basically, at the first sign of a cold, I begin eating only alkaline-producing foods, drink lemon water and herbal teas, do a sinus rinse three times a day, and take extra vitamin C. Sometimes, if I'm really quick on the draw, I'll suck on zink lozenges for the first day (they're nasty and I can't stay with them for long).

A while back there was a thread discussing treating a cold that might be useful. I go into a more lengthy explanation of my procedure there. Here's a link to that thread.

cold thread

As to your question about why you seem to get so much sicker. I seemed to always get sick more often and be sicker than everyone else. I always assumed it was because my immune system was not as strong as "normal" people. I still think that this has been the case. I seem to be stronger now that I'm not eating so much that my body is allergic to, but, then, I'm retired now, don't have grandchildren, and I'm not exposed as often to germs either.


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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Wow, I could have written that a week ago. A normal everyday cold usually knocks me out for at least a full day, if not longer.

I'm having my tonsils out in 2 weeks, and my ENT assures me that the common cold will be much more "common" once I'm done healing. I hope he's right. I have 3 kids, only 1 is in school - and laying in bed all day might be good for me, but it doesn't do a thing for them!

Yep. When I was really ill I felt so bad for my family, they lost their active momma to the couch more than once, (view pic, was sick) :P Hey, good luck with the tonsils, hope you feel better.....Oh this is the first year both my kids are in school all day long, I miss them but I have to admitt its really nice too.... :D

I used to get very sick every time I got a cold. It would travel down my throat (giving me a severe sore throat and then laryngitis (sp?) - then go into my bronchial tubes and I'd get bronchitis. I'd be sick and coughing for at least two weeks, sometimes even longer.

Over a year ago (before going gluten-free) I discovered a way to treat a virus that greately diminished my symptoms and the duration of the illness - down to 3-4 days with very mild symptoms, and, of course, no bronchitis. Basically, at the first sign of a cold, I begin eating only alkaline-producing foods, drink lemon water and herbal teas, do a sinus rinse three times a day, and take extra vitamin C. Sometimes, if I'm really quick on the draw, I'll suck on zink lozenges for the first day (they're nasty and I can't stay with them for long).

A while back there was a thread discussing treating a cold that might be useful. I go into a more lengthy explanation of my procedure there. Here's a link to that thread.

cold thread

As to your question about why you seem to get so much sicker. I seemed to always get sick more often and be sicker than everyone else. I always assumed it was because my immune system was not as strong as "normal" people. I still think that this has been the case. I seem to be stronger now that I'm not eating so much that my body is allergic to, but, then, I'm retired now, don't have grandchildren, and I'm not exposed as often to germs either.

I agree with you on the immune system. My mother is diabetic, we both get very sick when we get the slightest cold or anything....

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That's interesting, I always get WAY sicker than anyone else in my family. I'm usually bedridden for two-three days with a cold when my husband and daughter are only lightly sick for a few days. It generally takes me two weeks to get over a cold.


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That's interesting, I always get WAY sicker than anyone else in my family. I'm usually bedridden for two-three days with a cold when my husband and daughter are only lightly sick for a few days. It generally takes me two weeks to get over a cold.

I am still getting over a cold....ive had it for two weeks and cant seem to shake it. i feel like im always picking up bugs from work when others dont. i though that would stop since being gluten-free but not yet! im still hoping!


Diagnosed in March 2006 after being in the hospital due to pancreatitis due to undiagnosed celiac

years of being told i had IBS, taking numerous IBS medications (since the age of fifteen)

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I am still getting over a cold....ive had it for two weeks and cant seem to shake it. i feel like im always picking up bugs from work when others dont. i though that would stop since being gluten-free but not yet! im still hoping!

Oh man, flu season is right around the corner...wow something to look forward too.... :rolleyes:

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