also I have been on immune suppressants since Oct and have had one minor cold, it was congestion and I had it a couple weeks longer than normal. Now, my husband has had two bad colds and my sister has had about 5 or 6, I have not gotten either of their colds.......(keeping my fingers crossed). Also the guy in the cube next to me and my friend at work have had bad colds.
3 major things I have been doing
1. Not putting my finger in my eyes or eating unless I have just washed my hands
2. Using hand sanitizer
3. not sharing my drinks or food w/people (before I would be like oooh taste my caramel apple martini, isn't it delicious!, now people can try it at the end of my drink).
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.