I've been sick twice this winter. The first was only noticable as a minor flare in my RA, most of the joints bothered a bit, but nothing I could not live with.
The second time it was just after my son came down with a nasty flu. He was very sick for 5 days and took another week to fully recover, I was real sick for 2 days and felt back to normal within a couple more, so the symptoms were less for me than a very healthy 12 y.o.
I've had the flu shot, currently on MTX inject. and Enbrel. I've really worried about
getting sick since being diagnosed, but it was not as bad as I thought it would be.
Over the past 2 years I have stressed my immune system as much as anyone and it seems to behave. I've injured myself, gotten sick, and stressed my body continually while training. So far, so good, I don't even worry about
Oh yeah, and I drink the occasional adult beverage and I still have a liver
healthy again ... Craig