Do you get sick more or less often?
I asked my rheumatologist if people with Sjogren's Syndrome get sick more or less often than before they had it. If your immune system is over-active, you'd think it would help fight viruses better. Her answer was it could go either way. Some people get sick less often because of their over-active immune system, but others get sick more often because their immune system is working so hard attacking moisture-producing glands that it doesn't fight the virus.
So far I've gotten sick less often. The last time I was sick was October, 2008, knock on wood. I traveled and was around sneezing and coughing people in December, 2009, expecting to get sick and didn't!
I'm curious if others tend to get sick more or less often. Hopefully less!