Help!!! Fibro got worse after a cold.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by baanders, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. baanders

    baanders New Member

    Hi friends ;o) Fibro and fatigue are unbearable, got cold a week ago. Headaches and muscle aches got worse, rheumy can't help me. Any ideas?

    Gentle hugs and love to all ... Becca
  2. Svette_Palme

    Svette_Palme New Member

    Yes, I bet you are feeling pretty punky, with the cold symptoms added to Fibro fatigue and pain. I feel sorry for you, I really do.

    I am sure you know, but taking large amounts of Vit C helps a lot of people with colds, and to prevent them too. Suggested dose for when we are sick is 10 or 12 of the 500mg. Vit C pills per day {5 or 6 grams} on the low end, and upwards of 20 grams to 40 grams said Dr. Linus Pauling. {Coyotes produce their own Vit C, at a rate of 40 gms per day when they are infected with a virus}

    This won't help, but I just have to say that I used to get a lot of flu and colds at about the time my Fibro was coming on, like maybe there was a link, a viral cause. I don't know.

    But since then, 20 years ago, I have not had one cold or flu. I do not know why, maybe my immune system is in high gear now.