Tansy - re a comment you made?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Bunchy, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member

    In a post yesterday you mentioned that many PWME's feel better before the onset of a viral infection.

    I fall into that category. ALL my symptoms improve by upto 60% when this happens.

    Can you explain why this is as I think it is a vital clue as to what's going on yet when I have mentioned this to doctors and specialists, they don't take much notice or can't explain it.

    I would like to understand this improvement before viruses set int as I think I and my GP could then make better decisions with regard to TX's in future.

    Please get back to me on this as I have been trying to figure this out for years!

    Happy new year and glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better again,

    Love Bunchy x
  2. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    maybe the body produces more interferons (or whatever else the body does) to fight the new virus and as a result, it starts fighting the CFS virus better?

    just guessin'....
  3. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member

    Tansy? If you are around and not too overwhelmed by the festive season??

    Love Bunchy x
  4. place

    place New Member

    I always know I am about to get sick when I have tons of energy and am really outgoing. I get tw0-three days of this then I get really sick with sinus infections.

    What is the deal with this?????
  5. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member

    Seems a lot of us have this - hope Tansy sees this and responds as she seems to know more about these things than a lot of us.

    I think it's a really important clue which is why I'm asking.

    Love Bunchy x
  6. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member

    Thanks for always saying hi and asking how I am - not many people bother with me these days either in the real world or online!

    I'm not having the greatest festive season - Xmas day DH was bored, Boxing Day the in-laws visited the whole day and evening which left me exhausted and - well - I thought it a bit inconsiderate that they overstayed their welcome and didn't offer to help with all the washing up etc.

    Tomorrow I'm to go visit with my parents for a few days over New Year - more out of duty than wanting to go. I'm hoping getting them all out of the way at the same time will give me a few months off from them all...LOL!

    DH and I are arguing constantly - something has to change next year or I'm going to seriously consider divorce - I can't take it all anymore. We seem to bicker all the time, have not a lot in common anymore and he is more interested in his Wii game, Iphone and the TV and his (insert bad word!) parents than talking to me :(

    Sorry for the vent - how are things with you?

    You can email me if you like at kbunch@sky.com.

    I'm offline for a few days though as DH forgot to set laptop up to work at my parents - duh!

    Loads of gentle hugs,

    Bunchy x
  7. findmind

    findmind New Member

    have the rules changed with this newly formatted site? On the old one, we could not give out our email addys!

    I've seen a few here; maybe someone will know...and, don't want you to get in trouble if against the rules.

    I read a lot of your posts, bunchy, and I feel really bad for your situation. Relationships must be equal, whether one or the other is sick or not, so you seem to be thinking about your future happiness and well being if you're seriously considering a divorce.

    Do protect yourself first; financially, support-wise, etc., ok? That way if you do go that route, you can do it with your eyes wide open and safely.

    Best wishes to you,
  8. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member

    thanks findmind - DH is not that bad, just stubborn and wishing we had a normal life (as do I!)

    Love Bunchy x
  9. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    But the more I read, I realized that I can pretty much guarantee that I'll get sick within the next day or two when I have the thought, "I haven't been sick in a long time!"

    I only have those thoughts when I'm feeling full of energy and get a lot done and am 'in the groove'.

    And then, I get sick.

    Happens every time...so, you may have something there!