Is anyone else that’s been sick more in 2023 than literally any other year? I’ve gotten sick TOO many times in four months/one school year then I’ve ever been.
The most annoying thing is I don’t even know what it is. I’d rather have covid tbh not this cursed forever cold-relative stuff.
Actually for me it was 2021/22. More hospitalizations than the previous 7 years altogether! I’m a kidney transplant patient so unfortunately, by the time I show any symptoms of being sick, with anything, I’m close to dying. There’s a very short window of time, then I’m hospitalized for a week or more to recover. Even just a respiratory infection! It’s crazy! No fevers, no changes in blood pressure, etc. It’s just a blessing that my career was in healthcare so I’m better able to understand my own care, contraindications and what to do about it. Still, it’s terrifying at times!
Good luck! Sincerely! Valori
If you’re getting sick more often ask yourself
Are you more stressed than usual?
Skimping on your sleep?
Forgoing a day of rest?
Working longer days?
Keeping your house clean?
Also, for us in the Northern Hemipshere, take Vitamin D3 daily, extra Vitamin C.
If it’s a cold, I’ve taken Lysine before and I’ve felt better within 12-24 hours of taking it.
I have… it’s so random too
I’ll definitely keep those things in mind
That’s terrifying. I cant Even imagine what that’s like.
Hi ! I lived very bad times since 2021 bc i’ve been diagnosed colitis during the pandemic. So now i’ve pills to take every day and i learned to live with cramps in addition the migraines i have for many years now hehe.
But since i’ve been vaccinated for Covid ( i never caught it ) i feel very easily tired.
And this year, yeah i caught a huge flu, i slept for complete 3 days without having the need of feeding myself. I never been as much sick than when I caught the H1N1 in 2009/2010
and since past months my periods are a total nightmare for me, bc my normal migraines became hormonal migraines and i can’t take the medicine for that bc of my colitis
I hope you’ll be better soon ! Also, check your entourage if you have someone who has a strong immune system. My boyfriend never got sick, i dont know how to say it in english but he “wears the viruses” on him without getting ill and then, he gives it to me and i’m getting very sick bc my immune system is weak
I had covid in 2022. Believe me when I say you don’t want it. I was completely miserable for 2 months, bedridden for most of it. Barely able to talk for 3 weeks. And the muscle pain is something else… I was obsessively drinking lemon tea and eating cough drops in hopes of helping with the sore throat, which helped a little bit. But never have I ever been this sick in my entire life and I was one of the lucky ones, truly, I got off easy.
No i haven’t been sick at all this year except odd headache…
late 2022 and some of 2023 i’ve been sick on an off. it started late november and i haven’t been sick since the middle of feb. december thru january i had rsv and residual stuff and i’ve missed a total of almost 4 weeks of school because of it
Fellow pandemic-diagnosed colitis-haver
We’re probably the few people who lost weight during the multiples lockdowns :')
Wow that sounds terrible
Only four weeks?! I missed basically all of last quarter because of being sick- and I’ve missed like 1 1/2 weeks of this quarter I’m so behind
That can mean he’s a “carrier” for a virus without ever getting sick himself. My son’s partner is a carrier for strep throat so my son gets it 3-5 times a year.
I’m taking immunosuppressants, medication that lowers my immunity, so my body doesn’t reject my transplant. That makes me susceptible to EVERYTHING!! So I rarely leave the house, and then always masked, with my own supply of hand gel.
I pray for health and well being to all!
Yeah that’s the word I was looking for hehe. His father is the same and my mother in law was so upset about that bc he was teacher and he was bringing EVERYTHING from school :')
Will you have to take immunosuppressants for the rest of your life or will they be lowered little by little until your body accepts your transplant ?
My father lived the same bc he’s heart transplanted (not the whole part only the valves) but he got transplanted with something like chrome valves. So during the pandemic i was freaking out to bring him Covid, I don’t hug him for months and months it was terrible for me and he was wearing a mask and stay at home, and now he still avoid hospital as much he can
I got also immunosuppressants bc my colitis is based on the fact that my own body considers the lower part of my digestive system as a foreign body ( which is pretty ironic considering that i have a lot of piercings and tattoos and never had trouble with them ) but now I stopped it bc the crisis stopped, but each new crisis will make me take them again.
I hope you’ll get better soon and you could soon enjoy leaving more often your house
Ask your doctor if starting and stopping makes it more difficult to treat.
Just a thought.
Retired Nurse Practitioner
Sick right now. Too sick to write and explain but fever for me sucks big time. .