Does anyone else struggle with a regular feeling of illness? I spoke with my doctor about the fact that I catch every cold, flu, sniffle, cough and bug that comes around and she is very confused as to why this occurs. I expressed my thought that if I have RA, then my body is fighting 2 things at once, my joints and the illness. She is unaware of that being a complication of RA. This was weeks ago, and here I go again with another bug. I seem to get them all the time!
So who else gets colds or flu easily here? I am allergic to so much and with my medications I do not get to take anything except for Mucinex (guafenisen?) and lots of fluids. I am open to any suggestions for cold and flu remedies. Please help.
I have stuffy nose, sore throat, chest tightness, cough, fever and body aches/chills. Even my bones hurt. I have tried a cool bath, steamy shower room, a cloth drape over a bowl of steaming water with Vicks in it, a humidifier, chamomile tea with honey, salt water gargle, and sleep. I am always the one to make homemade chicken soup with homemade noodles, so no luck with that until I feel less like I have been hit by a tractor-trailer! My fiance is going to try it when he comes home with canned chicken broth, leftover chicken and frozen veggies, I just have to instruct him on noodle making, rolling and cutting! The boys will help also.
I feel guilty for being sick which is silly! My fiance has the same bug, but no where near as severe as mine. So even while sick he seems to always be stuck caring for me. The doctor's office didn't have any additional suggestions beyond what I have already tried. So I came to my extended family for help.
Anyone have any suggestions past what I have tried? Thank you!