Progress Update: The Common Cold

PhotobucketThe last couple of days have sucked because I caught the infamous common cold. Started as just a really sore throat and slowly turned into head congestion with an ear ache and of course, body aches… Been waking up around 3:00am because I either can’t breath through my stuffy nose or am experiencing some kind of pain in my throat or ear… Not fun… Luckily it seams like the worse may be over but I don’t want to speak too soon!

This has raised an interesting question though: I have been spending all this time trying to surpress my immune system and now that I actually need it what am I supposed to do? I can only assume that I have to feed my immune system a bit, let it kill off the cold, and just write off any negative MS side effects as “collateral Damage”… Not sure… Have to ask the doctor about that one. All I know is I want this cold to be gone!

Being sick has definitely made me realize that I don’t want to be on Cellcept (immunosuppressant) because getting sick all the time is not worth possibly relieving the current MS symptoms I have. If it was a situation where I was back in a wheelchair then I might feel differently but as of right now Cellcept would probably lower my standard of living. I HATE being sick!

4 Responses to Progress Update: The Common Cold

  1. Mai Khac says:

    Been asking myself the same question: how can I take my immune system back when I get sick? The last 2 weeks were like hell for me. Fever, coughing, running nose…
    Hope you will get well soon.

  2. Matt Allen G says:

    Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend… Not sure how that works out in health lol…. Hope you feel better!

  3. Rachel says:

    Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa ( may be another choice. i know alot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still good to use on not so serious sore throat.

  4. Matt Allen G says:

    Never heard of that, Ill have to look into it!

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