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Quick ? Re: other sicknesses

Oct 21, 2015 1:28 PM

If you get another illness- virus, head, cold, flu, etc do you get a flare after and how long until you show signs of a flare?

Oct 21, 2015 1:46 PM

Not sure on this one as I'm currently having my first cold of the year but sending you get well soon hugs

Oct 21, 2015 2:35 PM

Jess, it don't have fibro but my symptoms do seem to get much worse after I get sick(second week). I'm on my second week of this cold/allergy thing and it seems to me when my immune system attempts to fight something, that's the end of the break.

Oct 22, 2015 9:11 PM

I definitely get flares from sickness. I'm in awe when other people get a cold or flu for 2 days, possibly puke, but then are done. Me, it's a two to four week flare. Plus, every other illness I'll need antibiotics. Not fun.

Oct 23, 2015 9:17 AM

Jesswoo, I don't know if it's the other sickness causing a flare, or the fibro making the other sickness worse. I just know I avoid anyone who is sick at any cost. My immunity has been so bad since I got asthma in 2001. What takes most people a week to get over could take me 1+ months. No exaggeration! And when I'm sick I feel bad all over. Now, knowing I have 3 autoimmune issues, I'm not surprised. Hugs and a prayer you will feel better soon! 🙏🌼

Oct 24, 2015 7:15 AM

So the new news in the fibro research world is that the nerves in the brain sending out signals to other parts of the body mis Fire. So when we fibromites get wave of sickness the signal that is supposed to put the immune system on notice to "beef up" and get ready does not sometimes get that signal.

Oct 24, 2015 7:32 AM

Jesswoo, I am currently on my second cold and not only am I flaring but the weather (seasons) are changing so I don't know if it's from being sick or the weather or both. Hope you feel better. Sending {{{Hugs}}} and prayers your way. 🌻🙏🏻

Oct 24, 2015 10:17 AM

Weather is crazy. Cold last week and hot this week. Cold again next week, but seasonable. I started sneezing yesterday and got up today feeling rough. Haven't slept good in 2 nights. Wishing us all well! 🙏🌼

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