I'm on 6MP and my last white count was only 2.9, so not many antibodies to fight off much of anything. My hubby had a bad sinus and upper respiratory infection from Sunday a week ago and is just starting to feel better. Since our family doctor just poo pooed it as "allergies", I gave him some Cipro last Friday and he took it for five days. He only started to feel better after being on the Cipro about three days. His sinuses cleared up. I usually don't do this, but thought it terrible that the doctor didn't even see him! We have gone to this physician for over 20 yrs and unfortunately, he is getting ready to retire and cut his hours down drastically. He formed a group which includes DO's, physician assistants and two nurse practioners. I think it's time we switched doctors, but that is another story. Anyway, I have slept in a different bedroom to try to avoid getting ill, wash my hands and spray Lysol but yesterday I started with a scratchy throat. I am not worried about that Swine Flu though.
By the way, I am 62, no spring chicken either and I also have ulcerative proctitis but have been in remission for six months.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.