Hi LBL, I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better.
I've noticed a big difference in how sick I get with just the common cold! As you can tell, it's just about 2AM as I'm posting this because this is the third time I've woken up from coughing my head off. I figured I would sit up a little while to see if it makes a difference. I'm now on week 3 with this stupid cold, have two ear infections, (never before in my life have I had an ear infection), I'm on my 12th day of being conjested, and now it seems to be also settling in my lungs. I've been on antibiotics for my ear infections since Friday (after waiting a week thinking it would clear itself), and the antibiotics have not yet taken affect. I'm miserable! ! I literally have not gotten out of my pajamas since October 1st! I barely have enough energy to take my shower every day!
I'm too tired to drive, and the weather has been absolutely beautiful, so I sit outside in the morning sun to warm my bones. Worst of all, with the Fibro and the cold, I feel like I've been hit by a Mack truck!
Geesh, I'm really ranting here, aren't I. Didn't mean too. I basically wanted to say that since Fibro settled in my body, I don't seem to have a very strong immune system, and when I catch colds that everyone else in my house has for 3 days and then they're fine, I seem to be down for weeks!