So my kids have come down sick a few times this winter. They go to school, and pick up stuff, ya'know. Recently, my oldest came down with the bad thing that's going around, sick for a week with fever, finally took him to the doctor because he got ear pain on top of it, and got some amox and got better.
So here's the thing - I usually get my kid's sickness. They sneeze in my face, I wipe their boogers, etc. But this time - not really. There's been times I thought "oh no, I'm coming down with it" and then I just...don't.
I thought maybe it was because of all the Vit. C and zink and other supplements I take. But then again, I have generally low body temperature. Like the other day I was feeling cold, so I took my temperature and it was 35.4C. I started a Tai Chi class at a place that includes unlimited sauna time, and last Wednesday after class I used it again for a bit longer. During the last minute of the dry sauna I started feeling really bad, with a horrible fuzzy feeling in my ears. And since then I've continued to feel bad, with aching ears, scratchy throat, fatigue, more aches and pains, you know, like the flu. But my temp barely breaks 36.5, even when I feel warm.
I'm thinking that maybe my immune system is so cooked that it just isn't mounting a proper response to the flu viruses going around. So I have the flu, but not getting the normal symptoms of it. Does that make sense?
Being in the sauna induces higher body temp, so maybe that started a "kill the flu" response. But now I'm sitting around cold and my body can't finish knocking out the flu, maybe. Maybe I should go back to the sauna today and see if I can help my body cook it out some more?
But what's the name for this? Immune deficiency I guess, but I thought that was where you're prone to getting really sick because you're immunocompromised (like AIDS). Does that also describe the body not able to mount a response to minor viral infections? Is there a diagnosis for this?
I feel kinda stupid, complaining that I don't get really sick with a fever. But if that means I have viral infections running rampant....that's a problem, yes?