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#1 charliehorse

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:19 AM

Does anyone else find that it takes a looooooooong time to get over viruses? :emoticon-bang-head: I'm certainly finding that at the moment and I'm wondering if this is to do with the autoimmune issues that we have. Do you think it's related?

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 11:53 AM

Wow, please don't bang your head on the wall that looks painful. I think it can take us longer because our immune systems are already compromised as it is. Then you have this "invader" fighting against what's already weakened. I have been very paranoid about getting sick this year. I have almost been stalking my primary about the H1N1 vaccine. We had a nurse in the office today administering the regular flu shot. One down and one to go.
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:03 PM

I'm a little curious, here in Australia, the Swine Flu vaccine is now available free of charge. I'm unsure whether I should have the vaccine or not.

Any suggestions or advice please?.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 10:47 PM

Hi y'all,

I'm on the third week of a same flu that doesn't seem to go over. A nurse told me today that I may get a virus infection, get over it and then right away get another one. I suppose it only gets better by relaxing, sleeping and staying warm.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 03:26 AM

Charliehorse and Emmi,

I'm so sorry that you two are battling virus infections. I'm with Smac that because of our suppressed immune system, we have a hard time fighting infection of every kind. Emmi has the right idea - relax, sleep and stay warm. I would drink fluids and try to get some nutrition in any manner.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:35 PM

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Hi Emmi, Sorry to hear that you're have a rough time of it as well. I think I'm up to about two months now, though I don't know if it's been the same infection all the time or different ones. I suspect that I too have been picking up one thing on top of another. From memory it has often been that way. It's certainly the best the advice to rest but I find that with work it is sometimes entirely impossible. Then, of course, we're forced to take a break because we get sicker and it becomes a cycle. Madness, really.

Thanks, Janey, for your feedback. That certainly makes sense. I'm still trying to figure out the full implications of this autoimmune thingee.

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