I know this is technically the case, but I have never felt I catch more colds while on steroids than I typically would. Sometimes my daughter will even catch a cold and I get away without it. (very rarely, but still!) I am also fastidious about
using sanitary wipes on the shopping carts since I've started all these immune suppressing drugs! I really think that helps!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-year-old girl