I haven’t been feeling well, besides the “normal” not feeling well so I went to the doctor yesterday. I have strep throat, but my son doesn’t and he is the one in daycare two days a week. Of course, I was not surprised just because my immune system is so compromised right now. The doctor is doing everything he can to try and build my immunity but so far, everytime we start to get ahead, I contract something else. I continue to get some kind of virus at least once a month. It is hard for the doctor to treat me when my body continues to succomb to every virus exposure.
I have become very “germ phobic” and I hate to leave the house at all just because I know that when I do, I am setting myself up for another battle with whatever’s going around.
I have been taking for over a year now different supplements to improve mitochondrial/immune function, have been on massive doses of antibiotics, IV therapy, you name it, we have done it! I know I am not alone in this and many of you are going through the same battle with constant viruses.
I think that because our immune systems are so compromised with CFIDS/FM and other chronic illnesses, our bodies do not have the defenses to ever fully get rid of the viruses that we contract. Even with antibiotic therapy, it seems that as soon as the antibiotic treatments are stopped, the symptoms return.