I have noticed, at least the last couple of times I have had a cold, that during the time I am having cold symptoms my FM symptoms are sort of "in remission". For a week I was battling a cold and during that time I took almost no pain medication and I was not wiped out with fatigue either. It is weird. I thought maybe the whole pain thing was because I was taking cold medicine with pain reliever, but even on the days when I was not taking cold meds, I felt different than usual. Logically this could be a result of my immune system stepping up to battle the cold and working on the FM at the same time. I wanted to know if anyone else notices this effect when they are sick.