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Summer Cold
mayville posted:
Hi All! I'm sorry to say that I'm getting a summer cold. I know that summer colds are awful, but, does anyone feel worse with fibro?
Everything seems to be 1000 times worse. Can anyone relate? What do you do?
missist responded:
I've got a small cold that has now lasted about 3 weeks! LOL. I know, everyone else got over it, but me.

Anyhow I think you rest for fibro, and it seems to me that helps it. But don't lay in bed too long or the cold will get worse.

Sez me-as if I knew something cuz mine just is hanging on, although I don't have that much pain from the fibro, just other symptoms.

Hope you are better soon.
Bette_K responded:
Mayville, OF COURSE colds are worse for those of us with fibro. Our periods are more painful. Our sunburns hurt more. Our bodies have a heightened response to pain. And we also have chronic fatigue (with or without chronic fatigue syndrome) and no relief from what sleep we actually get.

That is just the way it is.

But, we can take all the normal cold "baby the patient" measures. We can rest and take our vitamin C and zinc. We can take that sick day or two off work.

What we can't do is tough it out and think that will work.


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