Hi funkymonkey - love your name. Welcome. Great people on this site, as you'll soon see. Very supportive and helpful. It has been a real blessing for me.
The only thing I do is try to rest a lot with a cold. Most of the time I am successful. If it gets worse or I develop new symptoms, I go straight to the doctors. I believe not much else to do other than what I would normally do if I didn't have Lupus. I get in trouble when I don't rest enough though. The average cold lasts a lot longer for me.
Hope you feel better, please let us know - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - kidney disease, enlarged heart, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, rheumatic arthritis, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.