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Auto-immune diseases and Colds/Viruses

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Old 03-18-2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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Auto-immune diseases and Colds/Viruses

I have had Sjogren's for 3 years (or I was diagnosed 3 years ago) . After being an active , hyper person all my life, I couldn't move in the morning. 3 mos. after gettin on Plaquenil, I was back to my old self. I have noticed increased colds and longer lasting colds/coughs. I didn't put 2 and 2 together until someone said to me "your immune system is compromised". Yes it is! Has anyone been successful at limiting colds through supplements, etc? How can I build up a compromised immune system? I understand that Sjogrens is for life but how can I limit these colds? I'd like to know what has worked for others.

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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Re: Auto-immune diseases and Colds/Viruses

HI grace, I would also like to know what we could do to help with our immune system I have many colds.

I have one right now I have had it for 3 weeks I think its going to my chest!!

I also have a`under active thyroid... Mandy

Old 04-29-2007, 04:18 AM   #3
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Re: Auto-immune diseases and Colds/Viruses

I also have Sjogren's. It accompanies a couple other autoimmune diseases and then meds I take for them will suppress my immune system. I try to make sure I get lots of Vit C and stay away from things that rev up your immune system since that is what caused the Sjogren's to begin with.

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